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Shots fired in Bethlehem; Police look for Kenneth Ortega

Shots fired in Bethlehem; victim shows up at hospital

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Bethlehem police are looking for a suspect in a shooting in which at least one person was wounded Thursday afternoon.

Officers were called around 3 p.m. for a report of shots fired and people running from the area of the 1100 block of Fritz Drive.

A short time later, police said they learned that someone showed up at St. Luke's Hospital in Fountain Hill, Lehigh Co., with what appeared to be a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Bethlehem police have issued a warrant arrest for 22-year-old Kenneth Ortega of Bethlehem, who they believe was the shooter.

Police cordoned off a large area with crime scene tape as investigators combed the scene for clues and sought out possible witnesses.

Ortega faces charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and related charges.

If anyone sees Ortega or knows of his whereabouts, please call 911 immediately. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call Detective Bradford Jones at 610-865-7146 or 610-865-7187.


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