1 dead, 1 injured in Northwest Reading ‘domestic’ shooting, police say

One man is dead and a woman injured after a shooting inside a Northwest Reading apartment Tuesday morning.

Reading Police responded to the 400 block of W. Windsor on February 14, 2023 at approximately 5:50am for the report of a shooting inside a first floor apartment.

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Upon arrival at the scene, officers located a 32 year old female who had been shot in the leg and a 23 year old male who had been shot multiple times and was deceased.

The female victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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According to investigators, the initial investigation indicates that the suspect, Melvin Ojeda-Rodriguez broke into the apartment and shot both victims.

Police say Ojeda-Rodriguez had a previous relationship with the female victim, and this homicide and shooting are considered to be domestic related.

While police where at the incident scene Melvin Ojeda-Rodriguez turned himself in to the desk sergeant at City Hall and was taken into custody without incident.

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