Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Gunshots Reported in Wilson Borough

Two gunshots were reported Monday night in Wilson Borough, near the border of the City of Easton.

The Wilson Borough Police Department said it is investigating the incident, which happened at about 9:50 p.m. in the area of South 15th and Butler streets.

Witnesses told police they saw a dark blue SUV fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed toward the City of Easton.

Additionally, police said they recovered a spent shell casing in the 300 block of South 15th Street.

No injuries or property damage have been reported after the incident, police said.

Anyone with information about the event is urged to contact Wilson Police Detective Marc Crisafulli at 610-258-8542.

Update: Easton police say the suspect vehicle was located in the city after the shots were fired, and the vehicle was stopped in the 500 block of Glendon AVenue by city officers.

During the stop, a man fled from the SUV, police report, adding that they searched for the suspect, but failed to locate the person, who is described as being a black male about six feet tall, wearing light colored clothing at the time, possibly including tan cargo shorts.

The man discarded a handgun during the chase, which authorities say they recovered.

The Easton Police Department is investigating the incident in conjunction with Wilson Borough police, said Easton Lt. Matt Gerould.
Updated at 12:50 p.m.

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