Man shot in Sandtown-Winchester

A man was shot in the leg Thursday night in Sandtown-Winchester, police said.

Officers were dispatched at around 9:20 p.m. to the 1800 block of North Mount Street. They found the victim, a 20 year-old man, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Last month, Branston Lewis, a 32 year-old man, was shot dead four blocks away.

As of Oct. 7, there have been 785 total shootings in the city this year, an eight percent increase over 2016.

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