Teen Shot, Scranton Police Searching for Suspect

SCRANTON, Pa. -- A 17 year old was shot Friday night in Scranton.

Police tell Newswatch 16 Philip Lynott, 20, of Scranton, and the teen had been sending threatening messages to each other via social media.

Lynott threatened to come to the teen's home and shoot him and his family.

The teen then went to Lynott's apartment at Hillside Manor intending to fight Lynott.

Police in Scranton say Lynott met the teen in the parking lot and shot him in the shoulder.

The teen was taken to the hospital and Lynott fled the scene.

Police say Lynott is still at large but a warrant is out for his arrest for charges including aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and terroristic threats.

Anyone with information on Lynott's whereabouts is asked to contact Scranton police.


  • donald fox

    Ok so someone tells you they are going to shoot you and your family….so you go to him and you got shot. Why would anyone go face to face with someone who says Im gonna shoot you? These young people today are stupid…. threating violence on texts… videoing themselves fighting and then posting video online. The generation of kids today are not to bright. Hope the kid who got shot is ok….

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