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Police ID victim of fatal shooting in Reading

READING, Pa. - Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting in Reading late Saturday afternoon.

Elmer Maldonado, 25, died at the hospital after being shot multiple times in the 1600 block of Perkiomen Avenue, police said.

As of late Saturday night, no arrests had been made. There's also no word yet of a possible motive for the homicide.

69 News spoke with a nearby resident who said he's frustrated with violence in the city.

"I feel like Reading is getting bad out here," Joshua Viera said. "People should stay indoors, stay with their family."

Authorities are urging anyone with information about what happened to contact Reading police or 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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