Southeastern PA

Police: Man shot in Pottstown not target of shooting

Man hospitalized after shooting in Pottstown

POTTSTOWN, Pa. - A Pottstown man was injured in a Pottstown shooting that he is not believed to have been the target of, according to police.

Nathan Newman, 58, was shot at around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday in the area of North Franklin and Chestnut streets.

According to police, male suspects were seen running from the scene, specifically from Rowan Alley and North Franklin Street, at the time shots were fired.

Police say these males went east and then possibly south toward Chestnut Street.

Newman was transported to Reading Hospital to be treated for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Pottstown Police Department at 610-970-6570.


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