One killed in shoot­ing

No ar­rests made; sec­ond vic­tim not co­op­er­at­ing with po­lice

The Review - - FRONT PAGE - By Thomas Celona tcelona@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @thoma­scelona on Twit­ter

ROXBOR­OUGH » More than a week after a fa­tal shoot­ing in Roxbor­ough, lo­cal po­lice say they are no closer to mak­ing an ar­rest due to a sec­ond vic­tim’s un­will­ing­ness to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion to po­lice.

The in­ci­dent — which claimed the life of one man and in­jured an­other — took place on the 7700 block of Matthias Street around 10:30 p.m. Mon­day, Aug. 27, ac­cord­ing to Fifth Dis­trict po­lice.

“The guy who was shot and killed was sit­ting in the driver’s seat of the pickup truck,” Sgt. Tom Galon­sky of the Fifth Dis­trict po­lice said.

The fa­tal shots were fired from out­side the ve­hi­cle into the truck, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The man who was in­jured was stand­ing out­side the truck on the pas­sen­ger side at the time the shots were fired and he ran away from the truck, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. The shooter then fled the scene.

That sec­ond man was hit in the head, leg and arm and was trans­ported from the scene to Ein­stein Med­i­cal Cen­ter for treat­ment, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. He was re­leased from the hos­pi­tal after about four days.

Both of the vic­tims were not from the area and were about an hour away from home, po­lice said.

The man who died was 32, while the sec­ond vic­tim was in his late 20s, ac­cord­ing to me­dia re­ports.

Po­lice have turned to the sur­viv­ing vic­tim for in­for­ma­tion about the shooter’s iden­tify but have hit a road­block.

“The guy who sur­vived the shoot­ing has been un­co­op­er­a­tive with po­lice,” Galon­sky said eight days after the shoot­ing.

The sur­viv­ing vic­tim has re­fused to give po­lice any in­for­ma­tion about who the shooter was, he said.

No ar­rests have been made in the case as of Tues­day, Sept. 4.

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