A 38-year-old man's belt buckle stopped a bullet yesterday in a South Philadelphia shooting, police said.
Edward Lyons, 24, of the 1500 block of S. Stanley Street, was charged with shooting 38-year-old and 24-year-old men in the abdomen. The latter is in critical conditionat The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania.
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The first victim was shot and the bullet lodged in his belt buckle. It never penetrated his body.
Police heard gunshots about 4 p.m. while patrolling in the 2700 Block of Dickinson Street. Lyons was seen holding a gun and ran. Police chased him on foot to the 1400 block of S. Newkirk Street and arrested him. The gun was found on a porch roof on the same street.
Lyons is charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault.