Man shot, wounded at mystery site
A man critically wounded in a shooting was dropped off at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center’s emergency room early Wednesday morning by a motorist who sped away after unloading the victim, city police said.
Much about the shooting remained shrouded in a mystery Wednesday night.
Police have no suspect and have very little evidence to examine.
“We don’t even have a crime scene,” one frustrated investigator said.
The victim, whose age and identity were not released, arrived at the emergency room about 3 a.m. and has undergo at least two surgeries, police said.
Investigators have not said if they have yet been allowed to question the man about where the shooting occurred as well as other factors that would help lead police to a suspect.
Police said the victim suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and arms.
Police Capt. Tim Miller said there were a number of reports overnight of “shots being fired,” including one in the 400 block of Glenwood Avenue and the another at First and Campbell streets,
However after an extensive examination of both scenes, officers found no ballistics evidence of any shooting, police said.
A little more than six hours after the gunshot victim arrived at the hospital, officers rushed to 405 High St. to investigate a report of shots being fired inside the duplex about 9:15 a.m.
Among those that responded were at least four city police agents along with Miller and Police Chief Gregory Foresman.
A number of people were handcuffed and taken to police headquarters for questioning and later released.
The city’s codes department were dispatched to the scene because of suspected codes violations.
Police obtained a search warrant to go through the property. Police source confirmed Wednesday night that officers no evidence of any shots being fired inside the house.