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Coroner called after early morning shooting in Reading

Published On: Jun 11 2014 05:37:00 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 12 2014 05:15:00 AM EDT

Police, family members look for answers after Reading homicide


An early morning shooting in Reading has turned deadly.

Police are investigating a homicide in the shooting that happened around 3 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of South 11th Street, where police found two victims.

One was 27-year-old Brock Neely, who was shot several times in the torso, police said.


He was taken to Reading Hospital, where the Berks County coroner pronounced him dead around 4:10 a.m.

Neely's last known address was in the 700 block of Chestnut Street in Reading.

The second victim, a 23-year-old man, had a single gunshot wound to the leg. He was treated at Reading Hospital and is expected to be okay.

Police are withholding the name of the second victim.

Neighbors told police they heard as many as 30 shots.

Police said they're looking for as many as six people involved.

The incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 610-655-6246 or 610-655-6116.