Fatal shooting under investigation in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police continue to investigate a deadly shooting that took place early Monday morning near the Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre.

Investigators spent much of the morning behind an apartment house at 46 Darling Street. They’re still searching for evidence in the shooting that left one man dead and two women injured.

“I looked out the window, and there was a brown car on Darling Street. It sped away, and then I heard females…Multiple females, screaming and crying for help,” Lawrence Kansky, the neighbor who called 911, said.

Police say they are still searching for clues in the deadly shooting at Darling Street and North Street.

Criminal Defense Attorney Lawrence Kansky lives close by and he says he rushed outside after hearing five shots, but he couldn’t determine where the shots had come from.

“There was a small white car over here, parked the wrong way by the driveway, then the sedan here screeching away. So I wasn’t sure who was shooting at who,” he said.

Kansky says he couldn’t identify the getaway driver, but that an old, brown sedan fled the scene down Darling Street.

In a statement, Wilkes Barre City Police stated, “Upon arrival, officers found a vehicle on the side of the road and two females sitting on the sidewalk bleeding from gunshot wounds. A male was found laying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head unresponsive. The male was pronounced dead at the scene.”

The investigation continues behind an apartment house at 46 Darling Street, just down the block from where shots were fired.

Kansky says he’s spoken with those investigators, but was surprised by the nature of the crime.

“This corner by the courthouse is fairly safe. We really don’t have any problems. So I was surprised,” Kansky said.

The result of the autopsy determined it is a homicide.

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