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Four people injured in Monroe County shooting

CHESTNUTHILL TWP., Pa. - Four people were injured after a shooting in Monroe County Saturday night.

A man is facing attempted homicide charges in the shooting reported just after 8 p.m. Saturday night in the 800 block of Toll Road in Chestnuthill Township.

Thomas Modzel pointed a 12-gauge shotgun at the four victims and fired multiple rounds at them, according to state police.

Modzel fired from his porch at the four people, one of which was his stepson, standing on the road, according to court paperwork.

The four victims were taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital - Pocono for treatment of gunshot wounds.

The victims were in stable condition, police said.

Crews at the scene also reported that the victims were believed to have been hit with birdshot.

Modzel was charged with criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and simple assault.


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