A 25-year-old mother was hospitalized with injuries she suffered when she was shot Tuesday night “in the neighborhood” their home in front of their children on Maple Street and Memorial Avenue, said deputy chief of police Jason Bolt.
“The victim was found unconscious and taken to the hospital by ambulance. The officers secured the scene and were assisted by the state police in gathering evidence. The police announced this in a concise press release.
There was no information about the woman’s state of health. Police were called to Maple Street around 8:30 pm about a reported shooting and located the victim. She was carried out of her home on a litter and placed in an ambulance that took her to UPMC Williamsport. Their children, who were not injured, are safe, Bolt said.
“That wasn’t a coincidence” Bolt said about the shooting and declined to elaborate on it.
Investigators spent several hours at the scene, returning late Wednesday morning to find more evidence. The agents paid close attention to a Honda Civic parked on Memorial Avenue, south of the victim’s home. A bullet hit the front of the car, the police said.
“I heard four shots. It sounded like it was out here. “ said a mother who lives a few doors away from the victim’s house. “This block was pretty quiet (before)” She said.
The victim only moved into her home with her two children at the end of last month, said the neighbor. “I spoke to her. She is a very nice person, but I really don’t know her. “ She said.
Another neighbor said she heard it “Two booms. I thought it was thunder. I saw her (the victim) playing outside with her children. “
No arrest was made and the police did not provide any further details of the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Agent Brittany Alexander at 570-327-7640.
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