Man Shot in Allison Hill During Community Forum Against Gun Violence in Harrisburg

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During a community form against gun violence in Harrisburg, police say a man was shot multiple times in the Allison Hill section of the city. They say the man was chased and then shot along Vernon Street. This all happened while people at the Midtown Scholar were attending the ” Newtown to Harrisburg” forum on gun violence where a panel discussed multiple topics dealing with gun violence. They talked about safety in schools, mental illness, and banning assault rifles.
“ There are many types of guns in my opinion that no one should have. I’m not talking about guns used to hunt or guns used to protect yourself if someone robs you, but to kill lots of people very quickly,” says Senator Daylin Leach ( D) 17th District

Harrisburg police say the man who was shot was taken to Penn State Hershey Medical Center where they say he is expected to recover.


  • ken

    Senator Leach ought to realize that the problem in Harrisburg is not assault weapons since none are ever involved in the violent and lawless drug culture of Allison Hill where fatherless waifs roam the streets looking for trouble.

  • Jeremy

    "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
    Which part of "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" does Daylin Leach no understand? The people clearly have the right to have arms, and join well regulated militias.
    Seriously, when politicians use a vague nearly useless word like "Assault weapon", we know they have no idea what they are talking about. The problem of school shootings is the breakdown of the family in society, not the availability of guns, knives, or other lethal weapons.

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