Police said a man was wounded in an attempted robbery Monday night while, in another incident early Tuesday, a resident fired at intruders and injured one of them.
Responding to a report of a shooting at West North Avenue and Bloomingdale Road, police found a 19-year-old man with gunshot wounds in his shoulder and back at about 11:30 p.m. He told police he had been walking in the 2100 block of Garrison Ave. in the Mount Holly neighborhood when a man approached him and told him he was being robbed. The victim ran and police said the suspect fired multiple shots after him, striking him twice.
He was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police spokesman Det. Vernon Davis said. Police have no suspects.
At 3:31 a.m. police in the Southwest District responded to the 2800 block of West Mulberry St., where they found a man who told them that he had been asleep when two men entered his home. Awakened by the noise coming from the garage area, the home occupant pulled out his handgun and walked toward the sounds. He told officers he saw two men walking toward him so he got scared and fired, forcing the men to flee.
While officers were on the scene, police received a call reporting a man suffering from bullet wounds behind the block. There, officers found 20-year-old Tyrell Suggs shot in the arm and back. He was transported to an area hospital, police said.
On Wednesday, police said Suggs, of the 500 block of N. Longwood St., was released from the hospital and charged with first-degree burglary.