UPDATE: Williamsport Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting

WILLIAMSPORT — A man is in the hospital after being shot twice in the torso early Thursday morning in Williamsport and police in Lycoming County are still searching for who did it.

Police say the shooting victim is a man with ties to the Philadelphia area. He’s currently in critical condition with two gunshot wounds.

Neighbors on Third Avenue in Williamsport say they heard several shots just after 1 a.m. and called police.

Investigators carried bags of evidence out of a house on 3rd Avenue in Williamsport. Police spent hours investigating after they found a man collapsed and bleeding a few blocks away on West Fourth Street.

Police say the 25 year old with ties to the Philadelphia area was shot twice in the upper body and taken to a hospital.

“Boom, boom, boom, boom , boom. Five of them right in a row,” said Bonnie Kline from Williamsport.

“When you hear the first shot you automatically start counting,” said Gretchen Kennedy from Williamsport.

Kennedy and other neighbors on 3rd Avenue say they called police shortly after 1 a.m.

“I heard the five shots. It sounded like they were running and apparently they were,” said Kennedy.

Police say they found the victim yards away from where the shooting actually happened on 3rd Avenue.

Newswatch 16 spoke with college students who live a few doors down. They say they just moved in.

“Yea, I’m from York, so that’s in a small town, not anything like this,” said Morgan Dettinger a student at Penn College.

There are bullet holes in the porch bannister just a few houses down from Morgan Dettinger’s apartment.

Dettinger goes to Penn College. She says campus security sent out text messages updating students about the shooting.

“I never expected to be in the area of this. It’s scary,” said Dettinger.

“Too many young kids around here, college kids and the elderly. It’s just not right,” said Kline.

Police are still investigating.  At this point officials have not said if they have any suspects in this case.


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