22-year-old injured in shooting after argument in Northwest Reading park, police say

A 22-year-old was injured in a shooting following an argument that took place Monday evening at Barbey’s Playground in Northwest Reading, according to the Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.

On April 8th, 2024 at approximately 6:10 pm officers responded to the area of Schuylkill Ave & West Elm Street for the report of a shooting in the park.

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Shortly after arriving on-scene, officers located a 22-year male who sustained a gunshot wound to the arm in the 300 block of McKnight Street. The victim was transported to Reading Hospital for treatment of his injury.

Reading Police search for evidence on the grounds of Barbey’s Playground.

Police say the shooting is believed to be the result of an argument that took place in the park. The area of the basketball court was closed for about an hour while police collected evidence from the scene. Police also said that there is no suspect information at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information relative to this incident is asked to call Reading Police Department at 610-655-6116 or contact Crime Alert Berks at 877-373-9913.

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Additionally, police said an unrelated shooting incident occurred overnight where a man accidentally shot himself. Injuries sustained are reported to be non-life-threatening. No additional information was provided on the incident.

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