Police: Man shot in the leg while walking home

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Police in Harrisburg are investigating a shooting after they found a  limping man with a gun shot wound to his leg around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers were called  to the area of Cameron and Herr Streets where  the 33-year-old victim told police that he was walking home from a friend’s house when he was approached by a black male asking him for a lighter.

As the victim was reaching for the lighter, the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot him in his left thigh, police said.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and police say he is expected to make a full recovery.

Police are describing the suspect as a tall and skinny black male, wearing all black clothing and a scarf or a ski mask on his face.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Paula Trovy at 717-255-3157.