Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a man who allegedly fired multiple shots near a Walmart in Pittston Township, Luzurne County, according to multiple media reports.
According to WNEP, police said a man fired the shots around 4 p.m. today in a parking lot at a mall along Route 315.
A 20-year-old woman was injured and taken to hospital but her condition is currently unknown. State police told the Times Leader the incident was being treated as an attempted homicide.
“We believe this is a targeted incident, the public is not in danger at this point,” Sam Sanguedolce, Luzerne County District Attorney, told WNEP.
“We heard noise at our door of flashback and so we opened the door and everyone came to see us. The gentleman from the nail salon that I know personally, handed me a cell phone and said here 911, and so I spoke to 911,” said Brandy Astacio, who works at one of the stores in the square. , to WNEP.
“Our first instinct was to go get this girl who was shot and lying on the ground. We went up there, I found the young woman, I gave her some water, I asked what happened,” Astacio said. “My boss checked her back and we found two bullet wounds with exit holes in front of her. She was scared. She asked if she was going to die.
Police describe the suspect as a 5′7″ or 5′8″ black male wearing a blue shirt and hat, dark shorts and black sneakers at the time of the shooting. They believe he acted alone.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the police.