Two people shot and two assaulted in Scranton

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SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Two people shot, two people assaulted, and one woman suffered a panic attack during a violent incident in the Electric City Tuesday night.

Scranton Police responded to a report of shots fired at the 400 block of Wheeler Ave just before 8 p.m. One man and one woman were taken to the hospital for gunshot wounds.

Two women were injured in a physical fight, one was taken to the hospital while the other refused medical treatment. One woman was also taken to the hospital to be treated for a panic attack.

Police say everyone is considered to be in stable condition.

Acting LT. Phil Condron says it appears the majority of the incident took place outside on the street.

“The whole street was lined with ambulances and police cars and a girl was yelling. She wanted her brother she needed her brother she wanted to talk to her brother,” said Cyndi Pittenger, a neighbor.

Condron says they are still trying to determine exactly what happened. Police say multiple people were involved, a number of them are being interviewed by detectives at Scranton Police Headquarters.

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