Child Injured by Gunfire in Scranton

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SCRANTON, Pa. -- A child was taken to the hospital after being injured by gunfire in Scranton.

Police were called to a home in the 2200 block of Adams Avenue in Scranton after reports of gunfire.

Scranton police have been at this home on the corner of Woodlawn Street and Adams Avenue for much of the morning. The chief tells us they are investigating a shooting incident where a boy was shot.

Detectives from both the Lackawanna County district attorney's office and Scranton police are on scene, along with a crime scene unit.

A police chaplain was seen going into the house as well.

The chief says that boy was shot sometime Friday morning. Police believe the boy was home alone when the shooting happened.

The chief says this is still an active investigation.

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  • jamespatrickpage

    Another tragedy could have been avoided if the firearm was properly locked and stored away as responsible parents and gun owners are supposed to do. Owning several, both handguns and long guns and not even having children if the gun is not on me, it is secured. I cannot imagine an excuse for a child to have access to a gun. I am both sad and enraged that this has, does and will continue to happen. I have owned a gun for 30 years and never been lax with securing it. Blaming the city where it happens just seems pointless.

  • donny hud43987

    Exactly!! What a dump Scranton is! Constantly on the news for crime!! Every day!! I won’t even drive through that sesspool!!

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