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Police issue arrest warrant for alleged Wilson shooter

Search for man who shot two

WILSON, Pa. - Police in Northampton County have issued an arrest warrant for the man they say is responsible for shooting two men Sunday.

On Monday Wilson Borough police said they're looking for Tchella Bellamy, who allegedly fired four rounds at two people who were sitting on a porch at 1505 Washington Street around 5 p.m.

Twenty-two-year-old Shane Walden of New York City was hit by gunfire in the right side of his abdomen and right arm as he ran away. He's listed in fair condition at a local hospital.

The other victim was 22-year-old Lahteek Smith of New York state, and police said he was hit in the abdomen and extremities as he ran. He remains in critical condition.

A third person --19-year-old Chynna Ravitz of Easton -- was also on the porch at the time of the shooting, but was not injured.

Police said after the shooting, Bellamy was seen running east through an alley to the rear of the 1400 block of Lehigh Street.

He isi charged with criminal attempt to commit homicide, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Bellamy is 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a medium build.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

He uses the street name, 'Tchell-Bell', pronounced chell-bell and has ties to Newark and Trenton, New Jersey, according to police.

The Easton Police Department is assisting in the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Crisafulli at 610-258-8542 or Northampton County 911 Center at 610-759-2200.


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