Armored vehicle used by police in shots-fired incident
The search for the person who fired shots in south Allentown ended after almost three hours with no arrests, city police said.
Allentown police had been investigating a 2 p.m. shots fired report near Jefferson Elementary School and were directed to S. Sixth Street, between Wyoming and Reservoir streets, Assistant Police Chief Gail Struss said. The area is next to Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital.
There, neighbors reported what sounded like a fight and gunshots, she said. Officers found shell casings on West Wyoming Street, but no victim.
Witnesses told police the person who fired the gun may have run into a home in the area, police said.
An armored vehicle was brought into the area because police believed someone may have been barricaded in one of the buildings. Police used a loudspeaker telling someone to “come to the front door.”
About three hours after the initial call, police began clearing the scene with no arrest.
Anyone with information is asked to call Allentown detectives at 610-437-7721 or use the police’s tip411 app.