The Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is releasing the following information relating to the Shooting Investigation that occurred in the 000 Block of South 10th Street on August 31st.
“Officers responded to the 000 Block of South 10th Street for the report of a shooting at approximately 20:12hrs. (08:12pm). Officers located a 20 years old male victim with a gunshot wound to the foot and an 18 years old male victim with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso area. Both males were transported to Reading Hospital for treatment of their injuries, non-life-threatening and severe, respectively.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined that an unidentified suspect fired multiple rounds at a group of individuals in front of a residence in the 000 Block of South 10th Street then fled north on South 10th Street. There is no description of the shooter at this time. This incident appears to be targeted toward the residence/group that was shot at and not a random incident.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information relative to this incident is asked to call Reading Police Department at 610-655-6116 or contact Crime Alert Berks at 877-373-9913.”