Delivery driver shot Friday released from hospital, investigation continues

Police continue to investigate a shooting and attempted robbery which left a delivery driver injured late Friday evening.

The victim was delivering food in the area of First Avenue and High Street when “multiple suspects, all wearing dark clothing, were attempting to rob him,” city police Chief Damon Hagan said in a press release.

After being shot in the shoulder, the deliveryman drove back to his place of employment on West Fourth Street and called for an ambulance.

He was transported to UPMC Williamsport where he was treated and released, according to police.

Agent Laura Kitko is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Kitko at 570-327-7558.

Friday’s shooting was the third in Williamsport in just under three weeks.

An 18-year-old man was shot to death in the doorway of his second-floor apartment on Campbell Street — between Park Avenue and High Street — just after midnight on Oct. 5. This fatal occurred just two blocks east of where the deliveryman was shot.

No one has been charged with the teen’s death.

A 31-year-old mother was shot to death in her home in the 500 block of Louisa Street about 6:40 p.m. less than two weeks later, on Oct. 15.

An arrest warrant for the suspected gunman has been filed in this case and he is still being sought, police said Saturday morning.


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