Saturday, November 24, 2012

Southside Shooting Ruled a Homicide, Police Seek Suspects

A man was reportedly shot in Easton's Southside neighborhood Friday night and has died of his wounds.

Easton Police say they responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of West St. Joseph Street at approximately 5:41 p.m. and found the victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek was called to the scene; he has ruled the death to be homicide, Easton police said.

Easton Police, the Northampton County Coroner’s Office and the Northampton County DA’s Office are still investigating the shooting.

Little information is currently available due to the investigation, but police say two suspects were sighted fleeing west on St. Joseph Street towards St. John Street or possibly south through the parking lot of neighboring businesses, presumably the strip mall that houses Kings Market and other stores.

One suspect has been described as a tall, thin black male wearing dark clothing. The second suspect is described as a shorter black male wearing dark clothing.

Easton Police say they believe the victim knew the shooter(s), but have not released any speculation on a motive, due to the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Easton Detectives at 610-250-6637 or 610-759-2200.

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