At Least One Hit in South Side Shooting

Shots fired in late afternoon altercation in Easton's South Side hit at least one person, scanner reports indicated.

Police responded to reports of gun shots that apparently left at least one person injured in the intersection of West Nesquehoning and Davis streets around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to scanner reports.

Witness reports indicated that after the initial incident, four or five men fled the scene.

It's the second shooting in Easton -- and on the city's South Side -- in the last three days. On Sunday, in the Neston Heights neighborhood. Police in that shooting Wednesday afternoon.

Police were looking for a blue Pontiac Vibe that was last seen headed south on St. John Street. Scanner reports indicated the vehicle may have been located in a nearby parking lot by around 5 p.m.

A man suspected to be involved was detained by police, after being apprehended in the alley behind off Davis Street about 10 minutes later.

Authorities also apparently recovered a revolver and a jacket a couple of blocks away, and also a shirt at another location within a few blocks.

Reports of a gunshot victim found by a homeowner in the 200 block West St. Joseph Street were also heard, but have yet to be confirmed by authorities.

A possible second victim may have been seen by personnel at Anderson, as radio reports indicated police were on the way to interview a man that may have been involved.

A second suspected actor, reported to be a black male standing 5'8” to 5'10” tall, about 20 years old, and wearing a white tank top is currently being sought, scanner reports indicated.

Check back for updates on this breaking story.

Christina Georgiou March 29, 2012 at 04:47 AM
Police confirmed this evening that ONE person was shot during the altercation this afternoon. His injuries do not appear life threatening. Two men have been detained, and authorities said they believe they are the actors involved. The men are still being questioned, and charges had not yet been filed by late evening, as investigation continues.
Ronnie DelBacco March 29, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Yet another, "Cleaner and Safer". Mr. Mayor, Don't delay! Call Terrence Miller today. He has some good things to say.


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