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Teen fatally shot in Reading; killer...

READING, Pa. - A teenager was fatally shot in Reading early Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened just after 2 a.m. in the 1000 block of Moss Street, near the McDonald's at North Ninth and Spring streets.

"When officers arrived there, they found the McDonald's staff medically assisting, giving CPR to the person down," said Capt. Paul Reilly, Reading Police Department.

The 17-year-old boy, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper part of his body, was then rushed by ambulance to the trauma center at Reading Hospital, where he died a short time later, according to city homicide detectives.

"It's early on in the investigation right now," Reilly said. "We're just trying to find, look for video cameras. Any witnesses that are out there, if they could come forward, and we'll follow up on any leads we can possibly have."

The victim's name has not been released, but police told 69 News that he is a city resident.

The scene is not far form where gunfire killed one man and wounded another on the McDonald's parking lot in June. 

"I'm shocked, because usually this is a quiet neighborhood and things like that don't usually happen up until this summer," said one neighbor, who didn't want to give her name. "It was calm and quiet, but now you have to be careful."

Jonathan David Roman-Hernandez is awaiting trial on charges of first- and third-degree murder in the earlier case.

Anyone with information about Tuesday's homicide can contact Crime Alert Berks County via anonymous text to 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks, or by calling 877-373-9913.


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