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Allentown police investigating double shooting on Ridge Avenue

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Police are investigating after two people were shot in Allentown Saturday

Police were called to the Sportsmen's Cafe, 341 Ridge Ave, 10:41 p.m. Saturday, according to Allentown Police Capt. Jim Keiser.

Keiser said there were two victims, both with non-life threatening injuries.

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said it appeared to be a drive-by shooting.

Martin identified one of the victims as Najee Lane. He says Najee is the brother of Parris Lane, who was shot and killed in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Hamilton Tower in November 2017.

After the 2017 shooting, Martin said Parris Lane was an unconfirmed member of the Bloods gang and formally a member of the Crips. Martin said Lane was also a local member of OMB, which stands for "Only My Brothers".

Martin said investigators do not have any evidence to suggest Saturday's shooting is gang related, but he said it "may very well be."


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