The investigation continues this morning as Harrisburg detectives search for clues in the city’s latest homicide. A man, believed to be in his 20’s or early 30’s, was gunned down in one of Harrisburg’s midtown neighborhoods. The investigation has been active all night as detectives search for clues.
Active is certainly an accurate description as we have seen several Harrisburg detectives in and out of headquarters, interviewing people believed to be tied to this case. At this point, no arrests have been made in the city’s latest homicide. This latest rash of violence is concerning as the summer months approach.
It’s an all-to-familiar sight in some Harrisburg neighborhoods as flashing police lights and crime scene tape litter the streets. City detectives are investigating Harrisburg’s latest homicide.
“We are not sure exactly what transpired here. We are not sure if there was some type of disturbance or some type of altercation of sorts. We are working that now,” said Harrisburg Police Chief Pierre Ritter.
Police got the call for gunfire around 8:45 Monday night. The scene was 4th and Muench Streets. A man, described to be in his 20’s or early 30’s, was shot a bunch of times in the chest.
“We noticed that he had some gunshot wounds to the upper body area, to his chest area but we are not sure exactly how many at this time. But he did expire as a result of his injuries,” Chief Ritter commented.
Emergency personnel at Harrisburg hospital were unable to save the victim. Detectives and evidence technicians spent the night combing the streets, looking for clues to find the killer. Eyewitnesses report upwards of a dozen gunshots before finding the victim on the street. These clues are important to solving the city’s latest homicide case.
“At this time, it seems as though it may have been an isolated incident between two individuals but we still want to be a little bit cautious about someone that may still be armed,” Ritter said.
This latest incident of gun violence comes just hours before a planned stop by one of President Barack Obama’s Political Action Committees focused on gun violence. 1911 United is promoting the President’s push to stop urban gun violence. Several members are scheduled to meet with leaders from Harrisburg, York and Lancaster as the group prepares to lobby Congress for tighter gun legislation.
That meeting is set for this morning and is supposed to include community leaders along with members of the NAACP. The group is making a stop in Harrisburg before heading on to Chicago, a city that saw over 500 homicides just last year. The goal is to renew the call for tighter gun legislation in congress.
A press conference with local and national 1911 United members will be held in City Hall at 11 a.m. The group will then head to Muench Street at 11:45 a.m. where the city’s 9th homicide took place on Monday night.