Ar­mored ve­hi­cle used by po­lice in shots-fired in­ci­dent

The Morning Call - - LOCAL NEWS - By Manuel Gamiz Jr. and An­drew Scott

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.

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