18-year-old shot, killed at student apartments near Kutztown University

An investigation is underway after a fatal shooting near Kutztown University early Saturday morning.

The shooting happened around 12:50am at the Advantage Point Student Apartments, 435 Baldy Road in Maxatawny Township, which is located near the university campus.

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A preliminary investigation by Pennsylvania State Police has revealed that an altercation occurred at a party on the 5th floor. During the altercation, 18-year-old Diego Velazquez was struck by gunfire.

Velazquez was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Velazquez was not enrolled as a student at the university.

A Pennsylvania State Police public information report lists the suspect as unknown.

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Anyone with information relative to this incident is encouraged to contact the PSP Reading at 610-378-4011 or provide information anonymously by calling Crime Alert Berks County’s tip line at 1(877) 373-9913.

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