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Basketball game leads to shooting, stabbing in South Allentown park

Police investigating Tuesday evening crime in Roosevelt Park

Teens stabbed, shot in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa - Allentown Police say a basketball game turned violent Tuesday night, leading to a stabbing and a shooting.

According to Allentown police, the game at Roosevelt Park on the city's south side erupted in to a fight at round 7 p.m.

During the fight, one person pulled a knife and stabbed an 18-year-old male in the torso. Police describe the stabber as a black male in his early 20's, wearing black clothing.

Soon after, another person pulled a gun, fired a shot and hit a 13-year-old male in the shoulder. The shooter is described as a skinny, light-skinned Hispanic male, wearing black clothing.

When police arrived, they found some of the people who had been involved in the game and the 13 year-old with the gunshot wound.

The stabbing victim was not there, and police later learned that he had walked to St. Luke's Hospital in Allentown.

Because of his injuries, he was transferred to St. Luke's Bethlehem, but his injuries are not life-threatening. The shooting victim's injuries are not life-threatening either.

Reinik says police do not know who the stabber and shooter are, but they are sure that they are two different people.

Police have no one in custody with regards to this incident, though they are continuing to investigate.

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Allentown, PA 18102




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