READING, Pa. — One teenager was in critical condition and another had non-life-threatening injuries after gunfire erupted in Reading early Monday afternoon, according to the city police.
RPD officers and paramedics responded around 2:15 p.m. to the area of North 10th and Spring streets.
"That was really close," said neighbor Leisha Reigner.
Police said someone opened fire, striking the two teens as they were walking along the 1000 block of Spring Street.
"I've been renting for over 14 years and it's quiet," Reigner said. "We don't have guns, shootings, anything like that, so it's kind of strange."
According to investigators, it appears the shooting was targeted.
Officials said ambulances transported both victims to the hospital for treatment.
"Generally, around here I feel safe," Reigner said. "Now, I don't."
Police and paramedics rushed to the scene of a reported shooting in the area of North 10th and Spring streets in Reading on Monday.
Police could be seen taking photos and heavily focusing on the area of a silver car on the corner of North 10th and Spring streets. A backpack was on the sidewalk next to the vehicle.
"My son, yeah, he's 40, but I don't even want him to leave the house and take walks," Reigner said, "and I just stay in the house."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Reading police at 610-655-6116 or Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Alert by texting 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks.