Many unanswered questions in deadly Reading shooting
Updated On: Jun 23 2014 04:28:56 AM CDT
Reading Police are continuing to investigate a homicide that happened early Saturday morning.
Police responded to the 400 block of Schuylkill Avenue just before 1 a.m. Saturday for a report of shots being fired.
Neighbors told 69 News they heard five gun shots before police arrived.
"I fell on the floor because I know bullets don't have eyes. A lot of people get shot from bullets going through windows when they're sitting watching TV. I wasn't going to be one of them," said Santa Rivera, a resident.
When authorities arrived, they found one male victim with multiple gunshot wounds.
He has been identified as 22-year-old Luis A. Rosario.
Police said Rosario lived in the block he was killed.
Friends said Rosario is a native of Puerto Rico, and moved to Reading almost two years ago.
According to those friends, Rosario was a factory worker at Ashley Furniture in Leesport.
They described Rosario as a "nice guy" with a contagious smile and a genuine love for life.
Friends said Rosario has a brother in Reading and parents still in Puerto Rico.
A memorial with candles, pictures, and flowers was placed behind his Reading home Saturday afternoon.
Police say the shooting is possibly a result of an earlier altercation in the same vicinity.
The shooting marks the fourth homicide in Reading in 2014, and the third this month.
Police are urging anyone with information about the shooting to contact them immediately.
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