In a tragic turn of events in Allentown, Pennsylvania, a 44-year-old woman lost her life due to injuries sustained in a shooting, as confirmed by the police in a statement shared on Facebook last Saturday.
Simultaneously, a 66-year-old male, who was also a victim of the same incident, suffered severe injuries but is anticipated to survive after receiving prompt medical attention, as detailed in the police statement.
The incident unfolded on Chestnut Street, prompting a swift response from law enforcement at 8:42 p.m. on Friday night. Both victims have been identified, and their families have been informed.
However, respecting the privacy of the grieving families in these distressing circumstances, the identities are being withheld at this time, according to Allentown Coroner Daniel A. Buglio. In a news release reported by NBC 10 Philadelphia, Buglio expressed personal condolences and prayers for the families, friends, and all those affected by this unfortunate incident.
As the community grapples with this tragedy, it was revealed that two separate shooting incidents occurred in Allentown, spanning from Friday night into Saturday morning. Various news outlets, including ABC News, NBC 10, and The Morning Call, reported a total of six injuries and two fatalities resulting from these incidents. Notably, there is no current indication that the two occurrences are related, leaving investigators to explore these separate and distressing events.