Police in Bridgeton are investigating an early morning shooting that happened when the victim says he grabbed a gun that he thought was fake.
Just before 12:30am, police arrived at the Amity Heights apartments where a man was shot twice when two men who were trying to rob him.
Authorities say the victim was sitting in a car when two men approached him, pointed a handgun at him and demanded money. The victim got out of the vehicle and attempted to grab the handgun, thinking it was fake.
The assailant then fired five shots, and the victim was hit once in the hand and once in the thigh. He was treated at a hospital and released.
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