MOUNT POCONO, Pa. (AP) — At least four people were injured Monday in a string of shootings that prompted a shelter-in-place order for some residents north of Mount Pocono, authorities said.
A woman was flown to a hospital with a gunshot wound to her back, while another victim appeared to be shot in the head, Pocono Mountain Regional Police Chief Chris Wagner said at a Monday night news conference, during which he said no suspects had been arrested.READ MORE: Police Recover Drugs, Money, And Stolen Guns From Residence In Homewood
Police were interviewing people of interest in the shootings, which they believe were connected. Police have also requested multiple search warrants and have many witnesses, Wagner said.
One of the other victims suffered a gunshot to the arm and the fourth victim was hit in the leg. None of their medical condition were disclosed Monday night.
The Monroe County Office of Emergency Management tweeted at about 8:48 p.m. EST that residents “on the 196 corridor between Pocono Country Place and Pocono Farms East” should shelter in place and report any suspicious activity.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Nursing Home Deaths Fueling Blame
Due to several shooting incidents in the area, Police are asking those on the 196 corridor between Pocono Country Place and Pocono Farms East to shelter in place. Report any suspicious activity.
— Monroe County OEM (@MonroeCtyOEM) January 19, 2021
In a separate statement, the office said police located multiple victims at the first reported shooting near A Pocono Country Place. A second shooting was reported at the Tobyhanna Shopping Center, followed by a third shooting with a victim by Kings Way and State Route 196 and a fourth shooting nearby with another victim, the office said.MORE NEWS: 'The Neighborhood Jewel': Community Fights To Save St. Philip School In Crafton From Closing
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