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Allentown party takes violent turn when teen is shot

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A party turned violent in Allentown late Saturday night when a 17-year-old male was shot, police said.

Police said the shooting happened just before midnight in the 1000 block of Allen Street.

As police were responding to a report of a shooting in that area, a large party was seen quickly dispersing from a home.

Police found a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the ankle. Police said he was shot after getting into an argument with someone else at the party.

The boy, who was treated at the hospital for a minor injury, has not been cooperating with authorities, police said.

At this point, no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call Allentown police at 610-437-7721.


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