Man shot on Allentown street, no connection to recent mass shooting, police say - Mass Shooting News

Man shot on Allentown street, no connection to recent mass shooting, police say

A 36-year-old Allentown man suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the body Monday night near Fifth and James streets in Allentown, city police report.

No one is in custody, but evidence of the shooting was recovered, said city police Capt. Bill Lake, who wouldn’t say if a gun was found.

The scene was a couple of blocks from where Angelo Luis Rivera, 20, of Allentown, was arrested on a conspiracy charge following a shooting that wounded 10 people early Thursday morning in the 300 block of West Hamilton Street. Rivera drove three masked shooters who then fired on a group of people leaving a nightclub, police said. It’s also about four blocks from where two 19-year-old city men were shot on Tuesday in the 500 block of West Gordon Street.

While he agreed Monday night’s shooting is close to other recent violent crime in the city, Lake said there is “no connection” at this point between Monday night’s shooting just before 8:30 p.m. and those other crimes.

Police do not believe the latest shooting was a random act, he added. The victim, whose name police did not release, was taken to an area hospital, Lake said.

The neighborhood is heavily residential.

There was nothing new to report Tuesday morning on the two previous shootings, Lake said.

If anyone has information on Monday night’s gunfire, they are asked to call the city Detective Bureau at 610-437-7721.

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