Lehigh Valley

Man wounded by gunfire in Allentown

Shooting reported shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday in Ridge Avenue laundromat

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Police are investigating the shooting of a man near Ridge Avenue and Gordon Street in Allentown.

Initial reports were that the wounded victim had been shot twice, once in the arm and once in the chest, shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday.

The victim was transported to a local hospital.

Police said the man had been shot multiple times. They had no information about his condition.

Within an hour of the shooting, police had a 17-year-old suspect in custody.

The shooting appears to have occurred inside a laundromat on Ridge Avenue.

Witnesses on the scene told 69 News an altercation that began outside moved into the laundromat.

Police remain on the scene.


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