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One person hurt in midday shooting in Allentown

Published On: Feb 07 2014 02:01:57 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 07 2014 07:17:01 PM EST

One person was taken to the hospital after a mid-day shooting Friday in Allentown.


One person was taken to the hospital after a midday shooting Friday in Allentown. It happened around 11:30 a.m. in an apartment building in the unit block of N. 10th St.

Police said the male victim had multiple gunshot wounds and walked into the police station at 10th and Hamilton Streets, which is about a block away from where the shooting happened.

"You could hear the two gun shots but that's about all and then you hear the cops," a neighbor told 69 News. "It's supposed to be safe for us and our families but how's it going to be safe when people shooting in the building?"


As for how close the shooting happened to the patrol station, Capt. Glen Dorney said, "It's disheartening to me and of course to the officers. We take that very seriously, this is our neighborhood, this is the police department's neighborhood, this is the residents' neighborhood so we're certainly going to be very, very thorough in this investigation."

"A shooting right here next to the police station? This is crazy. This is unbelievable," said Jonathan Marks, who works nearby.

Police said they detained two males near Howard and Chew streets and they're calling them persons of interest.

"They're not in custody at this point. They're detained. Our detective bureau is talking to them right now," Capt. Tony Alsleben, Allentown Police Dept., said Friday afternoon.

Police said the victim was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive. The investigation is underway.