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Coroner called to hospital for Reading shooting victim

Police investigating shooting as a homicide

READING, Pa. - Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Reading.

Officials with the Berks County coroner's office said they were asked Saturday evening to respond to Reading Hospital for a gunshot victim.

Police said there were reports of gunfire in the area of South 16th Street and Perkiomen Avenue in Reading a short time earlier.

Berks County District Attorney John Adams confirmed the victim was shot in the 400 block of South 16th Street.

Adams told 69 News that the shooting is being investigated as a homicide and that no one is in custody at this time.

If you know anything that can help police make an arrest in this case, contact Crime Alert Berks County. You can text a tip to 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks. You can also call 877-373-9913. All tipsters will remain anonymous.


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