Easton Police Investigate West Ward Shooting
Man shot on 13th Street in Easton Thursday night, police say.
A man was shot in Easton's West Ward Thursday night, according to city police.
Police say the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. near 13th and Washington streets, where officers found a man who had been shot.
According to a police news release, the man's injuries did not appear life-threatening. He was taken to a hospital, but police are not releasing which one or identifying the victim.
Police say the suspected shooter is a black male, around 5-feet-10, wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt at the time of the shooting. He may have gotten away in a gray sedan.
Anyone with information is askeed to call Det. Darren Snyder at 610-250-6637.
Thursday's shooting was the latest in a series of violent incidents in the neighborhood. Among the cases:
- On Dec. 19 of last year, a man was shot in the same intersection as the shooting Thursday. Three days before that, another man had been shot about a block away.
- In February, a man was stabbed by another man during an argument at Louie's Bar at 1031 Butler St.
- On April 1, a Bethlehem man died following a shooting in the 1100 block of Lehigh Street. The Northampton County grand jury is investigating that case.