Juvenile Facing Homicide Charges following Scott Street Shooting

Reading Police have arrested a juvenile male in connection to the shooting that occurred Friday night on the 900 block of Scott Street.

Police were called to the 900-1000 Blocks of Scott Street for the report of a possible shooting at approximately 10:45pm.

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According to Police, upon arrival to the scene, officers located a juvenile female with a gunshot wound to the chest. She was transported to Reading Hospital where she later succumb to her injuries.

Officers also located another female juvenile with a gunshot wound to the leg at a residence within the block.

The second juvenile was treated for non-life-threatening injuries Reading Hospital.

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During the course of the investigation Police determined that the shots were fired by a juvenile male following a fight involving the deceased female and another juvenile female.

The juvenile male suspect, who Police say is currently on juvenile probation for previous crimes of violence, was arrested following the incident and is being charged with Homicide and related charges.

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