Neighbors Nervous After Shooting in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE -- There are still plenty of questions about the shooting and wounding of a man in Wilkes-Barre early Tuesday morning.

Neighbors on the 400 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue are nervous, saying it was a gruesome scene.

Police said Donald Garey of Wilkes-Barre was shot in the face around 2 a.m. Tuesday. He was taken to the hospital.

The woman who called 911 was willing to talk to Newswatch 16 but did not want to be identified.

“He was covered in blood. It was pretty scary. A good thing was he was talking a bit, but when he stopped talking, he started gurgling. I got scared then.”

Police said around 2 a.m., a man showed up at Garey's home, shot him, and left.

“Whoever came couldn't get in and I guess they held the gun there and shot through the window. What a shame that somebody got hit in the neck,” the neighbor said.

Police do not believe the shooting was random and believe the victim and the shooter knew each other.

“I just hope the neighborhood just gets a little better after this and people wise up and keep the wrong people out of the neighborhood,” the neighbor said.

If you have any information about this case, you should contact the Wilkes-Barre City Police Department at 570-208-4224.


  • Bob Smith

    I’ve lived in Houston where shooting happens anywhere including where, I lived….. One night somebody started to shoot at apartment complex… Several windows were busted and a 61 yr old grandma who was preparing for bed. Sadly, she was shot to death in the back. Including Wealthy neighborhood too!

  • Lance

    Wilkesbarre wouldnt be wilkesbarre without a shooting robbery drugs. The poor honest hard working people should leave and the rest should be walled in.

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