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Man rushed to hospital after shooting in Newberry

By PHILIP A. HOLMES

For The Express

NEWBERRY — A man was taken by ambulance to the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center after being shot in the 2100 block of Hillside Avenue about 9 p.m. Monday, city police confirmed.

The extent of the man’s injuries were not known.

“We heard gunshots. I was in my kitchen and I knew it wasn’t fireworks. It was gunfire,” a woman, who, along with her father-in-law, heard the shots.

“It was like seven or eight shots,” the woman added.

“I could hear them as clear as day. The shots were outside,” she said. “The shots were one right after another,” the father-in-law said.

Neither the man nor the woman gave their names. The two live in a home about 30 yards from where the shooting took place. Neither one heard any shouting or yelling.

“It was all quiet, then gunshots,” the woman said.

“Right out of the blue, right out the air” the gunfire erupted, the man said. City police and paramedics rushed to the scene.

Once the victim was put in the ambulance and taken to the hospital, a section of Hillside Avenue was closed off with yellow tape as officers looked for ballistics evidence on the sidewalk and under parked vehicles.

Police had no additional details, but it appeared they were looking for two suspects.

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