One Man Shot in Reported Shootout in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE -- What neighbors call a rolling shootout in the middle of the afternoon left one man in the hospital in Wilkes-Barre.

Officers closed a portion of East South Street and set down evidence markers.

Neighbors say they saw two cars speed through the area shooting at each other around 3 p.m. Saturday.

Police say one man was shot in the arm and was taken to the hospital. There's no word on his name or condition.

Investigators say an officer was nearby, saw what happened, and started chasing those cars.

A short time later, neighbors say one of the cars involved in the shootout, a red sedan, broke down, and the driver called for help.

"There was another vehicle that came here to the stop sign and said, 'What are you doing? What are you doing? I am out of here,' because the gentleman in the red car couldn't get it started," said Shelley Senghaas of Wilkes-Barre.

Police towed away that red car.

Neighbors were pretty rattled, saying while violence has been an ongoing problem, to have this happen right in the middle of the day when people are outside is especially alarming.

Police said they have one person in custody. That person's name has not been released.


  • What a Joke

    In the Ghetto could be heard playing in the background as the incompetent city and police leadership spew catchphrases like “law and order.”

  • Smh

    I think it is sweet how wnep gives you people a safe place to vent your stupidity :) thank god the rest of America doesn’t think like you or we would really be screwed! This is just small town news. And the commenting portion for extremely dumb, ignorant people. Who get there feelings hurt very easily! (The real snow flakes)

  • archie Beal

    I would like to offer a sincere apology to everyone that I might have offended with my comments regarding firearms and the 2A. Truth be told, I’m a decorated war veteran that suffers from head-in-arse-itis and when I have my head up my backside I post things that are un-American and borderline insane. I managed to withdraw my head long enough to post this but I’m afraid it won’t last. So please, accept… Heil Hitler! 9/11 was an inside job! The earth is flat! Moon landings were fake! Tesla… Sorry, that didn’t last long, it’s back up there again, isn’t it?

  • Archie Beal

    Because you know I have the right idea and your way of thinking will be the downfall of this country. You know there needs to be change and the changes need to start immediately

  • Archie Beal

    We do not need firearms for protection against the government. This is not the 1700’s and the tyrranical British are not coming. You people really need to stop the nonsensical talk that we need protection from the government. This is a poor excuse. The ammendments are outdated and do need to be rewritten to apply to modern times.

    • Lance

      Please let me know what kind of drugs you are taking. Because you are obviously are in some kind of dream world.

    • Archie is a jughead

      So please tell us all again how you were drafted (yeah, right) into the Vietnam war to fight in a decorated forward unit, only to come home and be against the Bill of Rights? So you had no problem taking up arms in another country against an indigenous people, but we back home have no right to defend ourselves against any enemies foreign or domestic? You really are taking the wrong drugs for your condition.

  • Archie Beal

    I guess you idiots think this behavior is acceptable. Firearms need to go. The population is proving daily that firearms have no place in society. Take them from people and get rid them.

    • WarningFakeNews

      The thinking that removing firearms from everybody’s hands will remove them from the criminals hands, and that criminals will suddenly not be criminals anymore without firearms is laughable.

    • Hanoi harold

      Archie, if you didn’t keep throwing your M16 on the jungle floor while making a peace sign with your C-Rations, you probably wouldn’t be so negative towards Charlie and firearms.

  • archie beal

    Repeal and rewrite the 2nd and 4th ammendments immediately. Unnecessary violence will subside dramatically!

  • Archie is a jughead

    Where is Archie Beal when you need him? Once he gets the 2nd and 4th amendments revised there will no more of this carrying on. I hope this wasn’t near his house, he was probably having flashbacks of being in the rice paddy getting shot at by Charlie. INCOMING!

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