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Shooting In Wilkes-Barre Now a Homicide

WILKES-BARRE — A woman shot Monday afternoon in Wilkes-Barre has died. A Luzerne County Deputy Coroner confirms that the woman died around 5:30 p.m.

The Luzerne County District Attorney referred questions about the homicide to Wilkes-Barre Police. It is the 13th homicide in Wilkes-Barre this year.

Authorities have not released the woman’s name or age. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

The shooting happened near Sherman Hills apartments in Wilkes-Barre.

It happened around 4:20 p.m. on Parkview Circle in the city.

Police said a female was shot three times and driven to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.  From there, she was taken by ambulance to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township.

At Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Newswatch 16 found police cruisers outside the emergency department and police tape around the area.

The SUV that dropped off the woman was towed away. Police took the driver to Police Headquarters for questioning.

Officials at Wilkes-Barre General said emergency room operations were not affected by the crime scene investigation.


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