UPDATE: City Reacts to Shooting in Williamsport

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WILLIAMSPORT -- Police are investigating a shooting early Saturday morning in Williamsport that injured five people.

Authorities say the shooting happened just after 2 a.m. at a night club known as Imbibe Lounge along Pine Street in the city.

According to police, someone involved in a fight earlier that night fired shots into a crowd outside the club as people were leaving the building.

Police said a man and woman who were most seriously injured in that shooting are recovering from surgery at a hospital. The other three victims were treated and released.  Officers do not believe they were targeted.

WPORT 7 PEOPLE SHOOTING

Persons of Interest: (From top left to bottom right) Nathan Joseph Dunlap Jr., Nathan Thomas, Tyrae Shaquill-Nichols, Tyrone Richard Green, Adrian Nahun Stafford, Tyree Morgan Green and Jermaine Bolden. Officers do not believe they were targeted.

Police say two of the victims needed surgery and three others have non-life threatening injuries.

Police have not made any arrests but they have indentified 7 people they believe have information about the shooting, including twin brothers. Police said they are not considered suspects at this point, but people with information about the shooting.

The Williamsport mayor, police chief, and Lycoming County District Attorney held a news conference in regards to the shooting.

"This is just one incident that occurred in an area that is safe, and it angers me," said Gabe Campana, Williamsport Mayor. "It angers me as mayor, it angers me as a husband, and a father, and we are going to do what ever we can to make sure this person or persons is arrested."

According to Imbibe's Facebook page, Friday night was supposed to be a classy toga party.

"Whenever we here there is a shooting or a robbery, we usually end up locking the doors and stuff so we just have one point of entrance," said Brian McMurray, who works at a nearby hotel.

"It is [a safe area,]" said Zenon Herritt of Williamsport. "Mostly, it is safe because this is where a lot of people come down and chill mostly. I never expect this kind of area to be that bad."

Joe Bongiovi owns a restaurant right around the corner from where the shooting happened.

"I would like to close my eyes and make it all go away, but that is not going to happen," said Bongiovi. "We have a full contingent now on the police force and I am wondering if we have enough on the police force."

49 comments

  • Jason

    Amazingly, I lived in Williamsport (born and raised), but moved out when it started to get horrible. Most of the problem is due to Penn Tech allowing anyone to come there, and most don’t care about education when they arrive. Classic houses that once stood for ‘Millionaires’ are now being ripped apart and in bad shape (due to landlords), because these kids move in there and wreck it. When I was an Animal Law Officer around there, I remember going to people’s homes where garbage bags were piled up inside…and the people looked like trash. Sorry to tell most of these people on here, it’s not a race situation, and I get tired of hearing about the racism…that’s a big problem in this country that needs to end…period. There is white trash and black trash, and the music has no say…gangster rap involves violence, sex and drugs, but hey…so does country music! As I was saying, I moved out of Williamsport to get away from this stuff, as I’ve been seeing with most of the people that lived and grew up there. There’s only a few classmates that I know that live there anymore. Williamsport is not going to get any better, probably worse than better, but it’s still not as bad as Scranton or Wilkes-Barre. You will find the same problems in other cities too…Montgomery, Mountoursville, Trout Run…it’s just the fact that they don’t make the news as much. The only thing that makes the news about these areas (at least through Newswatch 16) is violence. Their main focus is just Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, and that’s all I ever see on Newswatch 16…they never talk about any other city. Oohh…a walk for a cause in Scranton…gee, no other city does this that gets the broadcast. A Pizza parlor closes in Wilkes-Barre…what about other age-old places that close down in the rest of Pennsylvania. It all comes down to what people hear and read about.

  • jeff

    First off no place in Williamsport is a safe area and yes they need more police one’s that are not afraid of the drug dealers

    • charlotte

      All I can tell you is go sit downtown on memorial park Ave high st areas and WATCH. What you see might disappoint you.

    • charlotte

      That’s why we dont live there lol. This was a nice town once. Wish they’d all go home. kill each other there!!

  • ????

    Why do they all look and talk like they want to kill someone in Williamsport? They never smile or talk about anything that’s not bad or evil!

  • NAME REQUIRED

    What does it take to have that Williamsport kind of class? A cell phone the size of a tablet pc, big goofy sneakers and the ability to set in public places all day every day and yell mother fu..er and you know what I’m sayin dawg into it, NOW YOU KNOW HOW TO BE A CLASSY WILLIAMSPORT PERSON! Baby ain’t gettin that milk today they just came out with a new phone! WILLIAMSPORT IS JUST A BAD PLACE!!!!!!!!

  • 6

    Free college, Free housing free food. You could even lose your job if they pull the race card and you’re white. Rich white girls that haven’t seen a day of work are resPonsible for these policies

  • NAME REQUIRED

    They should call PETA because your cops can’t handle those wild animals in that jungle !!!!

    • threehills45

      Hey idiot, if you are going to make an insult, at least understand what you are saying. PETA is for the protection of animals…”People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals”… Or did you want to call in PETA to throw pain on their fancy sneakers?

  • charlotte

    The problem is most people do assume it was black due to the fact that 99 percent of the shootings here in the particular area are by black men/borderline children. You see if you go down park Ave you see a bunch of 3 year olds running alone being raised by the streets. While the Dads are locked up and the moms are chasing the next dude to wife them down. Then when they hit about 16 and get a murder charge their screaming #teamfreemyson #copsareracist. It’s a stigma they’ve seem to be quite proud of. To the ones doing good in life props to their families for teaching them to be strong willed and successful but you can’t get mad at the obvious outright disregard these people have had for anyone’s lives in this area and statistics undoubtedly don’t lie

  • Candace

    First off it was at Imbibe lounge not the cell block for those who think that and second off there is violence everywhere not just Williamsport so get your facts straight

      • threehills45

        That’s only because you’re all too stoned to get up off the couch to shoot anybody. Unless they steal your Doritos. Then watch out. And not to harsh your buzz, but Murder rate/100,000 in Dever = 36. Willaimsport = 2.

      • Debbie

        Does Williamsport even have a 100,000 people. If it’s only 2 then the counter is stuck…….too stoned to get off the couch in Colorado…….lots of people in pa WISH that was a problem in Williamsport. The Mantra should be……don’t go out…….it’s a jungle out there.

    • Valfreyja

      You routinely find these hyper violent areas are staffed by conservatives. Conservatives have their religion wrapped up in their politics, and routinely subscribe to a psalm-like over simplification of the issues because sound byte style, “tough on crime” rhetoric tickles their egos just right. Never mind that there’s virtually no example of this approach to civic problems ever being successful. Texas is the defacto case study on this phenomenon. Christian conservatives are inept leaders and so long as central Pennsylvania brands its politics this way, the Comptonization of the mid state will continue.

  • ????

    Don’t care white or black most people are just bad in that town, drugs and alcohol that’s what its about and they must like it that way or they wouldn’t keep building barrooms. If you love your family then go somewhere else!!!!

  • Jane doe

    I bet it happened at The Cell Block. That bar is just a bad place. My husband and a couple of friends were beaten for no reason. My husband got a broken jaw out of it and the cops never found out who did it. Williamsport is just turning into a bad city. Smh

  • Jt

    It doesn’t matter what race they were or what. The point is, a group got into a fight but only 1 guy fired the shots. Fighting is one thing and squashing it like adults is appropriate but pulling a gun out into a crowd of people that might not have been involved in the fight at all is homicidal. It doesn’t specify if the people that fought were shot or if friendlies were hit. That’s not cool at all. They all need to be arrested but the guy with the gun needs a real stiff punishment. That’s ridiculous. SMH. No regards for anybody at all, what a poor display of humanity

  • jason

    Maybe you’re not a racist JOHN, but what point are you trying to make by assuming that the shooters were black? White, Black, does it really matter???? Smh

    • Swampdonkey

      Jason i believe he is playing the stats on late night club parking lot shootings.
      Racist no cuz i heard it in a rap tune.

      • charlotte

        No i would say they were white they actually hit a targwt..white boys can aim though they shoot straight not side ways. A little practice might help

  • John

    I’m not a gambling man nor am I a racist, but I’ll give somebody good odds that the people involved were African American! If you wanna bet Caucasian I’ll give ya 200/1 on your money.. (Must bet at least $5)

    • Stethoscope Nunchucks

      Define involved. Were African Americans involved at scene, starting life saving procedures? Transporting the victims to WRMC? Were they involved in the hospital trauma bay in taking care of the victims? In the investigation? I know for a fact they were. So I’d advise people to not take John’s bet. I, in fact, witnessed all sorts of races involved last night, all of them going boss mode to keep those victims well and alive. I saw a muscular dark skinned guy with tatoo’s managing the airway. He seemed particularity sketchy with his scary tats. And that one black woman who was drawing blood, she was clearly up to no good. And that Hispanic housekeeper that ran to the blood bank for more blood, I wonder if she ate a few babies up in the NICU on the way back.

      • charlotte

        The problem is most people do assume it was black due to the fact that 99 percent of the shootings here in the particular area are by black men/borderline children. You see if you go down park Ave you see a bunch of 3 year olds running alone being raised by the streets. While the Dads are locked up and the moms are chasing the next dude to wife them down. Then when they hit about 16 and get a murder charge their screaming #teamfreemyson #copsareracist. It’s a stigma they’ve seem to be quite proud of. To the ones doing good in life props to their families for teaching them to be strong willed and successful but you can’t get mad at the obvious outright disregard these people have had for anyone’s lives in this area and statistics undoubtedly don’t lie

    • Valfreyja

      Worst idea since fracking. How can one state have so much dysfunction in all layers of its political spectrum?

  • Rebecca

    I hope the police catch up to them and lock them all up! There’s no excuse for this type of behavior.

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