By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — Two men face attempted murder charges in connection with an East Baltimore shooting that sent a woman to the hospital, authorities said Wednesday.

Tony Foster Jr., 25, and Jamel Phillips, 23, are being held on felony charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, according to the Baltimore Police Department.

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The shooting happened shortly after midnight Aug. 28 near Bank and South Clinton streets, police said.

Officers called to the scene that morning found a 52-year-old woman shot in the temple and forearm. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

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The victim told police she was shot after a man came up to her and demanded her purse. Afterward, she said, he hopped into a getaway vehicle waiting nearby.

Based on a preliminary investigation, detectives zeroed in on Foster and Phillips as potential suspects the case.

Phillips was arrested Sept. 15 and Foster was taken into custody Oct. 20, police said.

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The pair will remain in custody while awaiting court proceedings.

CBS Baltimore Staff