One person injured after shooting in Northwest Reading

Police are investigating a shooting Thursday evening, April 28, 2022, in Northwest Reading that has left one person injured.

Police and EMS responded to 500 block of Marion Street around 6:35pm for the report of a person shot in the hand and leg. Police had two separate areas closed for the investigation, the 400 block of Spring Street and the 500 block of Marion Street.

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Investigators say the shooting was witnessed by an Off-Duty Reading Police officer, who was able to locate one male who was injured in the shooting, and detain him until other officers arrived. The injured male was transported to to the hospital.

Police on-scene said two people were placed in custody, with a possible third person who fled the scene. On Friday, Police said the investigation is in the preliminary stages, and no names or details are being released.

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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