ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown police are investigating two shootings in the city late Monday night.

Officers were first called to the 700 block of Lehigh Street around 10:50 p.m., where they found a man with a gunshot wound to the body, police said.

He was treated on scene then rushed to the hospital, where he died of his injuries, police said.

The Lehigh County coroner's office identified him as Erik Mondragon, 29. His death was ruled a homicide.

A neighbor and family member says he had called Mondragon and his wife, who were at the vet caring for their dog, when what appeared to be a fight among high school-aged teens broke out outside. The neighbor says they came home and tried to break up the fight, when gunfire rang out.

"We were watching TV two feet away from where they were shot at...and we heard all the gunshots and came out, and my best friends were just lying there," said Fernando Lopez, the neighbor and relative. "I can't believe it. I should have never called them."

Lopez said Mondragon's wife was also shot and taken to the hospital. Police have not said if anyone else was shot.

Lopez described rounds being fired aimlessly, but it's not clear how many people were involved in the incident.

Allentown shooting 5th and Liberty scene 5_10_21

Police scene in the area of 5th and Liberty Streets in Allentown

About 20 minutes later, police converged on the area of Fifth and Liberty streets, about 2 miles away from the scene.

There they found a person with a gunshot wound to the leg, police said. The person was rushed to the hospital, but their condition is not known.

The person is not cooperating with authorities, but the shooting is not related to the Lehigh Street shooting, police said.

Allentown police, the Lehigh County homicide task force, the district attorney's office and the coroner's office are involved in the investigation in the Lehigh Street shooting.

They are asking anyone with information on either shooting to call police at 610-437-7721 or send anonymous text tips through the Tip411 app.

DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links, images, GIFs, inappropriate language, or memes may be removed by the moderator. Job listings and similar posts are likely automated SPAM messages from Facebook and are not placed by WFMZ-TV.
Comments disabled.