High Street shooting leaves no victims, no suspects

City police rushed to the 800 block of High Street just before 2 p.m. Wednesday after a man was seen firing a shot near a house. No one was hurt.

It was the latest shooting to happen in the city in the first few weeks of the year.

No one was caught and no one has come forward to report that they were a target, Capt. Timothy Miller said.

A fired casing was recovered near High Street, he confirmed.

More than a half a dozen officers, including sheriff deputies and members of the Pennsylvania College of Technology police, spent close to an hour looking for evidence.

Police inspected porches, looked in garbage cans and storm drains, any place where someone may have disposed of a handgun or other evidence of the shooting.

At least two people were taken to police headquarters for questioning, but it turned out that neither had anything to do with the shooting, Miller said.

This latest firearms incident comes nine days after a 52-year-old man fired a shot at his girlfriend inside their home in the 600 block of Second Avenue during a domestic disturbance.

The woman was not hurt, but the boyfriend was incarcerated on numerous charges and in lieu of $300,000 bail.

On the same night, Jan. 28, a 22-year-old man also involved in a disturbance with his girlfriend at their Center City apartment, was arrested and jailed for possessing two stolen handguns in a book bag that he allegedly was seen carrying, police said.

As police were pursuing him, he tried to hide the bag by disposing of it in an alley, but it quickly was recovered and he was arrested.

Four weeks ago Wednesday, a 21-year-old man was shot to death while allegedly selling marijuana to two men in the 300 block of Susquehanna Street, police said. Two men have been arrested, jailed and are awaiting trial.