Allentown police investigate 2 shootings, stabbing

Published: Jan 11 2013 11:26:16 AM EST
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

The Allentown Police are working to find out who was behind three separate violent acts in the city that sent three people to the hospital.

The first incident happened around 8:40 p.m. Thursday in the 500 block of Carrot Street where police said they found 27-year-old Trinidad Velazquez Morales with a leg wound.

Morales told police he was walking in the area when a vehicle pulled up and someone fired a shot which hit him in the leg. He didn't give police a description of the vehicle.

He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest with non life-threatening injuries.

A little over an hour later, police were called to St. Luke's Hospital at 10:10 p.m. for a report of a gunshot wound. Police said they found a 16-year-old girl with a shoulder wound.

The girl told police she was in Keck Park when she was approached by a man who tried to engage her in conversation. When she refused to talk to him, he got angry and shot her, police said. She was able to run away.

She's being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Just before midnight, police were flagged down by 21-year-old Donovan Jack, who had two stab wounds to his torso.

Jack was in the 900 block of Allen Street when he was stabbed, police said.

Police said Jack was uncooperative and did not provide any further information. He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest with non life-threatening injuries.