1 dead after shooting in parking lot of Reading supermarket

One person is dead after a shooting in the parking lot of the Reading Plaza Super Market Sunday afternoon.

Reading Police and EMS were called to the area of North 6th Street and Greenwich Street Sunday, April 17, at approximately 1:45pm, for a report of a shooting in the supermarket parking lot.

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Arriving on-scene, first responders found a victim with a gunshot wound in the 500 block of North 6th Street. He was transported to Reading Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Police identified the victim Monday as 36-year-old Emmanuel Negrón.

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Police closed a portion of the parking lot and the 500 block of North 6th Street for several hours Sunday to process the crime scene. 40+ evidence markers could be seen in the parking lot.

Initial reports suggest the suspect fled the scene. As of Monday morning, police have not released any details of the incident, or information regarding a suspect.

The Reading Police Department is requesting that anyone with information on this incident contact the Reading Police Department at 610-655-6116. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Alert Berks County’s anonymous tip line at 1(877) 373-9913.

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