WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday morning that left one woman dead while at home with her 2-year-old child.
According to the Williamsport Bureau of Police, officers responded to the 800 block of West Fourth Street around 6:30 a.m. for a report of multiple “loud popping noises” followed by screaming.
Police say officers arrived on the scene and located a 41-year-old woman, later identified as Heather K. Cohick, suffering from a gunshot wound inside the house.
The victim was later pronounced dead.
According to the Lycoming County Coroner, Cohick was home at the time with her 2-year-old child who is now in the custody of family members.
An autopsy is being completed Thursday. Investigation into the incident is ongoing. Eyewitness News will update you with the latest as it is released.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Agt. Ben Hitesman at 570-327-7560 ext. 7595