PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Police and emergency responders swarmed a Plymouth neighborhood after a man is shot in broad daylight. Now the search is on for the gunman.
Eyewitness News arrived on scene just after noon on Thursday as first responders took the shooting victim from the front porch of a home at on Jeanette Street in Plymouth into an ambulance.
A female friend of the victim says he was shot in the stomach and the leg. That same friend says that the victim was actually shot on Ferry Street, which is about 10 blocks away as he sat inside of a gold car and drove himself to the home on Jeanette Street.
He told the friend he had been shot, she then called 911.
We spoke to a man who lives right next door. He was startled by what was unfolding before his eyes in broad daylight.
“Yeah…Yeah I am surprised by it. But I mean that’s the world we live in right now. Stuff happens,” said the neighbor.
A state police forensics team arrived on the scene and photographed the gold car. The victim is right now being treated for gunshot wounds at Wilkes-Barre General.
Police are not saying much at this point about the gunman. There had been initial reports that the suspect fled the scene on Ferry Street on foot and that he was wearing all black.
Coming up on Eyewitness News at 6 we will talk with neighbors who were shocked by the shooting, including a mother who’s two young children always play in their yard just up the street.
Plymouth Police are asking anyone with information on this shooting to call police headquarters or Luzerne County 911.