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Police Investigating Shots Fired in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. — Police are still searching for a suspect after reports of gunfire in the city, that later led investigators to Dunmore.

Police received reports of gunshots around 11 p.m. at the intersection of East Gibson Street and Hitchcock Court in Scranton, near Moses Taylor Hospital. As police investigated, an officer was seen picking up at least five shell casings off the street.

Authorities later moved to Dunmore, where Laurel, Smith, and Foote Streets were closed for a few hours, as officers searched the area with K-9 teams. Officers later told neighbors they had found blood on the scene.

Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano confirmed to Newswatch 16 a red SUV with bullet holes was found abandoned at the bottom of a private driveway at the intersection of Laurel and Foote Streets.

Graziano also said that it seems the suspects fled on foot for a time.

Police have not released many details as to what exactly happened on East Gibson Street and Hitchcock Court last night, and no arrests have been made. It is unclear how serious the injuries to the person may be, but it does not appear to be fatal.


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