8-Year-Old Girl Shot in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE -- An 8-year-old girl was hit by gunfire in Wilkes-Barre.

Police say the little girl was inside a home on West Division Street when someone fired at least three shots into that place around 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

Newswatch 16 has learned that little girl has been released from the hospital and is recovering from minor injuries.

"It was four shots like boom boom boom boom and then I called 9-1-1," said neighbor Andy Makabensky.

Neighbors tell Newswatch 16 this is a bit of a surprise seeing something like this happening in this area.

"I would like to think it's an isolated incident but I would say it's kind of sad that's what society has come to," said Paul Moseley Jr.

Moseley is helping clean out his grandparents' old house just down the street on the Hanover Township side of the street.

"I've never heard of anything like this happening in my time up here," he added. "But it's interesting to hear that something like this would happen."

Investigators have not said what prompted the gunfire, but Carl Golembeski says it's a sign of the times.

"There isn't any interconnectedness or any sense of community in these environments," he said. "When you have a sense of disconnect and nobody having a sense of community behavior, these are the results."

So far, no arrests have been made as investigators continue looking for whoever is responsible for the gunfire.



    Look at me I’m not a bad person like you people I have a bunch of guns and I don’t choot no people I just choots them cute little animals that don’t have no guns and I goes to church!


    Americans love their murder weapons more than children and this is not news in this country it’s just everyday life!

    • Real American

      Criminals are the problem, not the guns. My rifles have not got up and killed anyone. Its solely the responsibility of the person pulling the trigger! There are millions of law abiding citizens with firearms that help keep this country safer.


        You people with red necks buy them and later sell them to anyone at flea markets so yes you people cause this and you people are the problem!

      • Real American

        White collar engineer, responsible gun owner, law enforcement family…
        Never been redneck or any other stereotype you people have a PA. Do not pass go… try again.

      • Me

        I totally agree. I own guns and I don’t go “shooting houses up.” Its not the guns to blame, its the criminals.

      • papokergod

        Um, most guns used in crimes such as drivebys and drug deals are guns that are bought and sold within their gang buddies (who have yet to get themselves a criminal record and therefore legally bought at first) or stolen. But that would be attacking your liberal buddies. Can’t do that. Not with your anti-gun agenda. How many gang bangers who do driveby’s do you know who do business with so called rednecks? Give you a hint. They don’t.

  • George Banks

    All these major crimes and the wbpd arresting no one…… I’d be embarrassed to be a cop in Wilkes-Barre

  • Nonsense

    8 years old. Is this the “law and order” that was promised, Tony George? Maybe you should hire a real police chief; one who can effectively address these problems.

    • papokergod

      They need to hire new officers too. Because the ones they have now leave MARKED evidence on the ground til the next morning when a photographer calls them up.

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