Shooting victim recovering after trauma surgery

After undergoing emergency surgery, a city man is recovering from gunshot wounds he suffered late Wednesday night in a shooting, Aaron LeVan, assistant police chief, said Thursday.

The victim, in his 20s, was dropped off at the emergency room at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center about 10 p.m., LeVan said.

Officers rushed to the hospital after staff there alerted them, LeVan said.

After being treated initially in a trauma bay at the emergency room, the victim, whose identify was not released, underwent emergency surgery.

Soon after the victim arrived at the hospital, a car pulled up at the emergency room, LeVan said.

While he would not get into specifics, LeVan said the vehicle is connected to the shooting and has been impounded by investigators. He declined to say who drove the car to the hospital and how the driver was related to the victim.

No one is in custody.

Following the shooting, officers were focusing on the possibility that it might have taken place in the area of First and Park avenues, just a couple blocks southwest of the hospital.

Officers checked the area for any ballistics evidence.

However, investigators do not yet have a definitive location as to where the shooting took place, LeVan said.

Investigators would not discuss the extent of the victim’s injuries. Agents are hoping to get more information from him in the next day or two when he is in a better condition to be interviewed.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Agent Justin Snyder at 570- 327-7576.

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