Police investigating fatal shooting in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Wilkes-Barre City Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Thursday night.

The shooting occurred around 10:00 p.m. in the 200 block of South Washington Street.

A neighbor told Eyewitness News they heard at least two gunshots inside the building Thursday evening.

A statement released from Luzerne County District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce said:

Wilkes-Barre Police and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred inside an apartment of a multi-unit dwelling on S Washington around midnight. We are currently awaiting notification of the next of kin to release the identification of the victim. The shooter has been identified and is speaking to police. The matter remains under investigation; however, this incident was not random and does not pose a danger to the public.”

Police say this was not a random attack and they don’t believe there is any danger to the public.

This is a developing story and we will have more information on it as it becomes available.

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