Police respond to drive-by shooting near Lewisburg

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EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, UNION COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Police are investigating a Monday night shooting in Union County that left two teenagers injured.

The Buffalo Valley Regional Police were called to a home on West Market Street in East Buffalo Township around 7:30 p.m. for reports of shots fired. When officers arrived on scene, they found Daevon Boddon, 19 and Jaheem Lewis, 18, both of Lewisburg injured with gunshot wounds. Lewis and Boddon were both taken to the hospital.

According to the search warrant, police viewed surveillance footage from a business next door. The video shows a vehicle slowing down in front of the house before the shots were fired at the two men. As the vehicle drove by, Boddon returned gunfire.

Eyewitness News spoke to neighbors and some say they actually heard the shooting happen while others had no idea. Nonetheless, the community agrees this is typically an area where you don’t hear gunshots.

Ruth Blankenship, of East Buffalo Township says she was having dinner at the time of the shooting and didn’t realize it had happened. Now, she’s on edge.

“I worry about working out here close to the road because sometimes people speed by here,” Blankenship said.

Brandon Vogel, another member of the East Buffalo Township community, said he did hear the shots, calling them “unusual”.

“So I actually work at Bucknell and they sent out a warning saying there was something happening in this area and so I went and locked all of my doors,” Vogel told Eyewitness News. “I typically don’t lock my doors and that’s kind of unusual, so we were concerned.”

The search warrant also states there were four people in front of the house at the time of the shooting, one of them being a small child. That child fled the scene through the back door of the house. 

“It’s terrible, it’s horrendous. Nobody should be subjected to that and hopefully they’ll find the people who’ve done this,” Vogel said.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call Buffalo Valley Regional Police at 570-524-4302 or the Central Communications Center at 570-523-1113.

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