Man hospitalized after shooting in Southeast Reading, police say

A man has been hospitalized Tuesday night after being shot in Southeast Reading, according to Reading Police.

Police and EMS responded to the 1100 block of Spruce Street around 7:45pm for multiple calls of multiple shots fired in the area. According to emergency radio traffic, a victim was found with a gunshot wound to the chest.

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Police later confirmed a 41-year-old male was shot in the 1100 block of Muhlenberg Street. The victim was transported to Reading Hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Police also said they have a subject in custody, but cannot confirm if they are the shooter at this point of the investigation. They also stated that there is no risk to public safety.

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The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Reading Police Department at 610-655-6116 or contact Crime Alert Berks at 877-373-9913.

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