WBP In # 22-07698 - Shooting Incident

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WBP In # 22-07698 - Shooting Incident - 500 Block W. Edwin St - August 19th, 2022 at approximately 9:50 pm WBP Units were emergency dispatched to the above area for a report of multiple shots fired. Upon arrival officers located an uninjured adult male victim and a 16-yr old juvenile suspect suffering from multiple gunshot wounds lying behind a nearby residence. EMS responded to the scene and treated the suspect before transporting him to a nearby hospital for treatment.

During the course of the investigation, officers discovered that the victim was walking west on Edwin St when two juveniles in dark clothing approached. As one of the juveniles engaged him in conversation the 16-yr old suspect walked behind him, pulled out a firearm, and fired a shot at the victim. The victim was able to draw his own firearm and the pair exchanged gunfire. The 16-yr old suspect was struck multiple times by gunfire before fleeing a short distance. The victim then called 911 to report the shooting.

The 16-yr old juvenile suspect is currently in custody and will be arraigned on numerous felony charges. 

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information regarding this incident please contact Agt. Benjamin Hitesman at 570-327-7560 ext. 7595 or via email at bhitesman@cityofwilliamsport.org.

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Friday, August 19, 2022 - 9:45pm

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