Police investigating after 10-year-old boy shot in Selinsgrove


SELINSGROVE, SNYDER COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Selinsgrove Police Department is investigating a shooting Tuesday that left a young boy hit by gunfire.

Selinsgrove police confirmed the shooting took place on Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. in a neighborhood less than a mile away from police department.

According to the Snyder County District Attorney’s Office, a 10-year-old boy was shot in the head and is still alive but there’s no word yet on his condition.

It is still unclear how the shooting happened or if anyone else was involved. Neighbors in the area say they didn’t know the boy but they’ve seen him riding his bike up and down the street.

One woman tells us she was home during the shooting and came outside to see what was happening. When she saw an ambulance drive by, she knew something was wrong.

“I saw an ambulance pull up on the far corner and it just kind of stopped in the road. I think they probably just got lost and they took off and lost track of them but shortly after saw them come back,” said Teagan Dawson, a neighbor. “Actually, I did hear a woman full-on sobbing. That was like the only thing that I could tell that something actually really bad had happened.”

The District Attorney’s Office says so far there have been no arrests but there is no threat to the neighborhood or surrounding area.

The Selinsgrove Police Department is leading the investigation. We will keep you updated as the information is released.

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