Wilkes-Barre City Police: one woman shot in an early morning shooting

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WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Eyewitness News has confirmed with Wilkes-Barre City Police Department that one woman was shot in Wilkes-Barre.

Police were called to the location of 49 South Sherman Street just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning.

A neighbor says first responders started rushing the scene around early, and is concerned for the rash of violence.

“I do feel sorry for all the neighbors that are around here. A lot of nice kids, in fact right next door there’s a bunch of kids. The next street, a bunch of kids. What if they’re out playing and they start shooting? One of them is gonna get hit,” neighbor William Ulrich said.

According to police, one victim, a female, suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to Wilkes-Barre general hospital.

According to a release from Wilkes-Barre City Police Department Sunday afternoon, the initial investigation revealed the victim was involved in some type of incident which resulted in her suffering from a suspected gunshot wound.

The initial information received was that the incident occurred outside the residence, but investigators have not been able to corroborate that information.

Investigators collected several items of evidence from within the residence. Anyone with information is asked to call 570-208-4231 or 570-208-4222.

No word on the woman’s condition at this time. We will update you with the latest information as the investigation continues.

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