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UPDATE: Teen, Adult Charged In Lehigh Valley Shooting

Allentown Police
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One man was injured in a Lehigh Valley shooting Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

A man was shot in the leg on the 700 block of South 8th St. in Allentown around 2:30 p.m., Police Captain John Hill said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injuries, Hill said.

The suspect vehicle, meanwhile, was quickly tracked down near N. 11th St. and W. Chew St., and its occupants -- Jahiem Valentine, 17, of Allentown, and Jahiem Smalley, 18, of Orlando, FL -- were placed under arrest.

Valentine was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and firearms offenses while Smalley was charged with fleeing and attempting to elude police and other traffic offenses.

A firearm was also found in the vehicle, police said.

The shooting remains under investigation. 

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