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Rifle-Toting Man Fires 28 Times on Neighbor: Police

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    Argument Leads to Man Being Shot at 28 Times

    A Northeast Philadelphia man's neighbor is in critical condition after he shot him with an assault rifle, according to Philadelphia Police. (Published Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014)

    A Northeast Philadelphia man fired an assault rifle at his neighbor more than two dozen times after an argument spiraled out of control Thursday night.

    "The shooter fired multiple shots, unloaded his magazine, then reloaded the weapon," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

    Not only was the 57-year-old neighbor hit multiple times but bullets -- police said at least 28 were fired -- also hit neighboring homes along the 8900 block Alton Street in the Bustleton section of the city.

    Medics rushed a 57-year-old man from the scene to Einstein Medical Center in critical condition, according to Philadelphia Police.

    "This victim stated who he was shot by," said Small.

    Investigators said the incident began as an argument between the older man and a 26-year-old suspect around 7:30 p.m. in the rear driveway of the homes. At some point the suspect grabbed an assault rifle and began firing, police said.

    At least 20 bullets hit two neighboring homes, said police. Officers checked on the residents inside and luckily no one was hit.

    Police arrested the unidentified shooting suspect without incident and confiscated the rifle, said Small.