Dispute over parking escalates into gun shots fired in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV)UPDATE: The Wilkes-Barre Police Chief confirms the shooter, Jermaine Leon Ivey, is in custody and was formally charged with aggravated assault and related charges.

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Police are investigating an incident after neighbors say they heard four or five gunshots around 2 p.m. on North Washington Street.

Wilkes-Barre Police Chief Joseph Coffay says the incident centers on an argument over a parking issue where a man’s car was blocked in by another car.

The man allegedly got into an argument with the owner of that car and as he was driving away, a neighbor yelled to him that they had the license plate number.

The man then fired a shot in the neighbor’s direction.

Police say nobody was injured.

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