Police search for Harrisburg man who shot at group of students, wounding one

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Euscebio Frias-Ovalles

Police are charging a 55-year-old Harrisburg man with attempted homicide after they say he shot at a group of students walking home from school, injuring a 14-year-old.

The incident happened along the  500 block of Camp Street  just before 4:30p.m. Tuesday night. Police learned  6 students ages 12-14 were walking home from school on Brensinger and Wharton Alleys when they heard glass breaking in the area.

The noise was coming from the other side of Camp Street where another group of juveniles were throwing bricks at windows police said.  That’s when Euscebio Frias-Ovalles allegedly came out of his house pulled a handgun from his waistband and began shooting at the victims police said.

Police say a 14-year-old boy was struck by a bullet on his right index finger. He was taken to the hospital, treated and released.

Apparently, Frias-Ovalles mistook the victims as the group that were breaking his windows, police said.

Police searched Frias-Ovalles house where they didn’t find anyone inside but did recover 24 bags of heroin valued at $240, and Marijuana valued at $100.

Police are looking for Frias-Ovalles and say he is additionally being charged with  criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, possession with intent to deliver heroin, and discharging a firearm within City Limits.

Anyone that may know the whereabouts of Frias-Ovalles or has any more information about this incident is asked to contact Harrisburg Police at 717-255-6531.

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