Original post: The Reading Police Department is investigating a shooting that claimed the life of an 18-year-old man. The incident occurred Tuesday, September 12th, just before 5pm, in the 1100 block of Amity Street, just outside of the 11th and Pike Playground property.
According to police, the victim, whose identity has not been disclosed at this time, was engaged in a struggle with two individuals when he sustained a gunshot wound to the head. The assailants quickly fled the scene, leaving the victim in critical condition.
EMS promptly arrived at the scene and rushed the wounded young man to Reading Hospital. Tragically, despite their best efforts, the victim ultimately succumbed to his injuries.
As the investigation into the incident unfolds, law enforcement officials are actively seeking information from witnesses and the community to identify and apprehend the two individuals responsible.
At this point, details surrounding the motive and circumstances leading up to the confrontation have not been released. Authorities have refrained from releasing any additional information, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation.
Police are urging anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Reading Police at 610-655-6116 or anonymously with Crime Alert Berks at 877-373-9913.