Two Shot in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE -- An Easter egg hunt was held at the apartment complex just hours before the double shooting at Interfaith Heights Apartments in the city.

Police say a man and a woman in their twenties were hurt and rushed to the hospital.

Now, investigators want your help to track down whoever opened fire the day before Easter in Wilkes-Barre.

It has been an emotional day for people at Interfaith Heights Apartments on Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre.

"We have numerous detectives out for Wilkes-Barre city, county detectives, state police are here, FBI, so we're not sparing any resources," said Wilkes-Barre City Police Chief Robert Hughes.

Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis says police are looking for a red van or SUV with a missing hubcap on the front passenger side.

Police say both victims were found in the hallway near the entrance to the apartment building, unconscious but alive.

Witnesses told police that red van or SUV was seen leaving the scene and investigators want to talk with whoever was inside.

"Know that these people may be armed and dangerous," said Salavantis. "They are just wanted for questioning."

This is the fourth shooting in Wilkes-Barre since Wednesday.

On Wednesday, a man was shot and killed on South Street after he gave a gun to someone, who mishandled it. On Friday morning, two people were shot outside Club Envy. On the same day, police found a man shot to death inside his home on Carey Avenue.

One city resident said, "I just want to get out of Wilkes-Barre."

Courtney Crandall has lived in Wilkes-Barre for a decade. She says seeing things like this happening so close to her home make her nervous for her safety.

"As soon as the street lights come back on I'm home," said Crandall. "I have a daughter so I don't really want to walk out with her I kind of fear for her life because she's young."

Both victims were taken to the hospital. We do not know their conditions.

Newswatch 16 reported earlier that the victims were teens. We regret the error.

Police ask that you give them a call if you have any information about that red vehicle and/or the shooting.


  • Swampdonkey

    Hey big mouth J.Jackson why don’t you start coming to these places and preach up a father son type sermon to straighten these “citizens” out before they shoot,loot,burn ?

  • robert williams

    Way to much baby making lazy people on welfare an on drugs.If they can make a baby they can work.

  • Solomon Grundy

    Too bad that they weren’t a better shot….they only wounded them….what good is that…anything living in these cesspools are nothing but vermin and scum….who cares….in reality it is scum killing and maiming scum…Carry On!!!…why shut these places down….let them eradicate themselves!

  • Josh

    Nothing about the race of the shooters? Is WNEP afraid to mention race? How are we to help when the only detail mentioned was a red suv. C’mon people…


    City cops are good for kiddies at movie theaters and malls but not for serious crimes like this one!

  • my dog is smarter than you

    WB is coming back….. and so is Scranton……..oh no wait, I’m sorry, I was thinking of something else.

  • mommyof5

    They need to completely shut the hills and interfaith down! 90% of it is garbage..drug dealers..wanna be gangstas..lowlifes!! They ruined it for the good people who really need a place to live. The cops obviously can’t keep those places on lock 27/7 so just close them! To many young people are’s really sad. More and more parents are burying their kids smfh.

    • Lloyd Schmucatelli

      Problem is, if they shut those places down, the roaches and rats will scatter. At least now, they are somewhat contained. Trust me, you don’t want these kind folks migrating to the suburbs and setting
      up shop in mom and pops little garage apartments all over NEPA.

      • Valfreyja

        In case you haven’t been paying attention, that’s already happened. We’ve dangerously militarized our police force and yet meth labs are still springing up all over the state with alarming frequency in places normally thought of as “safe”. The cops are inept and giving them dangerous tools has only empowered their inability. No weapon compensates for a lack of good fundamental training and execution.

  • Michelle Obama

    When you raise a Bunch of irresPonsible narcissists and tell them their skin color makes them better than everybody else this is what you get :(

    • Swampdonkey

      So true my friend history needs to be learned not rewritten, sadly our teachers are forced into brainwashing our children to worship others different according to color rather than accept.
      Our daughters are easy breeding ground for these wild humans who think their womb is their right
      for the taking, do not call me names i can prove this in my own family and my best friend’s family.
      By the way i have many multi cultural friends but i also see with my eyes this trend of disgusting
      manly overtaking of young women’s lives. Let their voices be heard thru me..

  • Tom J.

    It absolutely disgusts me to see what has become of W-B. When I was a child, this was a wonderful place to live and raise a family. We are supposed to accept these worthless losers to live among us?? They can’t live in normal society. Give them a bus ticket to Ferguson MO., let them burn the place down and enjoy life among friends.

  • PlanetOfTheApes

    Dey gots ta beef up scuroty at Da Hills. Dem aminals keeps on exscaping. Jes axe any homey dat live near dare. Dey needs ta lectrafy dat dare cage fence.

    • Valfreyja

      This is what happens when you elect conservative extremists who make the outsourcing of entry level industrial jobs super easy for the greedy. Poverty follows and crime always follows poverty.

      • Tom J.

        I suppose it’s Bush’s fault??? Fool, who has been in charge of the government the last 6 years?? Are you awake?? There are record numbers of people on food stamps, and a dismal economy, that’s thanks to the idiot you put in the white house.

      • poonus

        conservatives had nothing to do with this culture of people harming others- does this area even have conservatives living in it? I’d say from the amount of shootings there, the dudes shooting are very liberal. but blame who you like, these criminals are from other locations like NYC, NJ and Phila come to WB and Scranton because they can easily get welfare benefits and sell drugs here (stupid people need to stop buying drugs if you want this stuff to stop, you are funding their operations) -they bring their drugs and guns with them. the local meth heads just steal stuff. how about we stop paying them to sit home and do drugs while people are working? End welfare in WB and 100% of this crime will stop (and go back to states like NJ and NY for their free stuff stolen by government for the dirtbags) -what should happen is every time someone does something like this welfare should be cut by 10%- for everyone in that area- see how quick people turn the guy in who just got their paycheck cut! as far as conservatives doing this or that- whatever- liberals do nothing about anything and just continually complain and blame everyone else for stuff …not a bit of difference between both parties stealing money at this point to me. I’d personally be ok with gay minorities, using their AR15s to protect themselves while growing their pot for personal use, as long as no one is harming others, who cares what people do! it’s non of my business and it shouldn’t be!- it’s their lives. it’s funny how at both ends of the spectrum be it liberal or conservative both parties want to tell people how to live their lives and completely control people they don’t agree with.

      • Swampdonkey

        Do you mean the 1rst Prez conceived in a foreign land? Another thing where are the “gun” death stats based on Racial Pride? You know who carries the torch for the most hits? Post it all lets be keppin them honest !! Let glory fall where it belongs. Ca-ching.

  • Michelle


  • Louis Bowells

    When are people going to realize that they live in a depressed crime infested dump with nothing to offer?

  • jim

    Stop sending in the police,let the animals take care of’ll be cheaper and wont take up so much space in the headlines

    • Valfreyja

      Well I do agree that more militarized cops aren’t the solution here. This is primarily drug motivated crime that comes as a consequence of not having jobs that provide a genuine living. We need actual leadership, not more conservative want wits crying about gay guys touching weiners.

  • Disgusted

    I’m disgusted!!! What happened to the city I loved and grew up in?!?!? Something needs to be done…our police officers are in constant danger!

  • Jack da Ripper

    Nuke the projects, force these people to work and live in their own homes and not in these low income housing. No need for low income, there are jobs everywhere. STOP MAKING BABIES THEY CANT AFFORD. Problem solved.

    • Valfreyja

      “There are jobs everywhere”
      A more heinous lie is rarely told by the devil himself. And “Satan” MEANS “deceiver”.

  • Lloyd Schmucatelli

    Good lord! That city has become a war zone. It’s literally 1 a day anymore. They’ll be out of targets soon.

    Fence it off!!

    How’s that for useless tripe?

    • Valfreyja

      Is there a recording studio in Wilkes-Barre? This is the new Compton and I want to invest in the music scene before the heat drops, get in on the ground floor for once.

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