HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — State police investigators were back on Boland Avenue in Hanover Township, executing a search warrant after a deadly shooting took place in the street there over the weekend.
25-year-old Fernando Vasquez-Vittini of Scranton was killed. A second person struck by gunfire had non-life-threatening injuries and has not yet been identified.
Neighbors tell Newswatch 16 they're not surprised the investigation led police to the home in 2015; they say it was part of a drug raid.
"Seems like it was continuous at night after dark, there's a lot of in and out with the cars you know they'd go for a short period of time, and they'd come back, they'd go and come back, go and come back and it was continuous," said neighbor Tom Tabaka.
Tabaka has lived n that street for 32 years. Seeing several criminal investigators on his street isn't ideal.
"Right now, we're getting ready to sell our home in the fall, I mean spring rather. So it doesn't make me feel good about selling my home, I mean it doesn't look good, but still, we're moving, we're going someplace to retire," added Tabaka.
He's hoping this investigation leads to peace here.
"Yes, it's going to be a safer neighborhood. It's a good neighborhood. There's a lot of people here that care about the neighborhood. And I think that the people here want it to stay safe. It's a good place to live, there's not going to let this stuff happen, and they're going to keep it clean," said Tabaka.
At last check, investigators do not have a suspect in custody.
If you have any information about what happened in Hanover Township over the weekend, you are asked to contact State Police in Wyoming.