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Two brothers in their mid-30s were shot Sunday afternoon and one may have been shot by a Philadelphia Police Officer, police said.

Police responded to a call of shots fired at 3:25 p.m. on the 3200 block of North Randolph Street in Fairhill, police said.


When police arrived they returned fire, possibly striking one man in the left arm. Police said another man was found with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police said the brothers were ages 32 and 36.

The man with the gunshot wound to the arm is in stable condition at a local hospital.

The other man, who was shot multiple times but not by police, was transported to Temple University Hospital and is in critical condition.

The 36-year-old man had two prior arrests, and his brother has one prior arrest, both for narcotics, police said.

Neither officer was injured.

Both men are in custody.


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