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Shooting investigation in Wilkes-Barre

Police say a man was shot inside a barbershop on Thursday.


A man suspected of shooting a business owner in Wilkes-Barre Thursday could still be at large.

It's been hours since that shooting happened in broad daylight, sending one man to the hospital.

Police in Wilkes-Barre are investigating what went wrong.

Surveillance video from a nearby business shows a man wearing a white t-shirt walking toward the New Flow barber shop on Academy Street in Wilkes-Barre.

In the video, he can be seen pulling out a gun and firing.

Police were at the busy intersection of Carey Avenue and Academy Street for some time.

Witnesses say the suspect shot the owner of the barber shop, who was later taken to the hospital after the bullet struck his leg.

Shortly after the shot was fired, witnesses say the man in the surveillance video then left the scene.

We are still waiting to hear from Wilkes-Barre police about what led to this shooting and if the shooter is in custody.


Police in Wilkes-Barre are looking for a gunman after a shooting Thursday in the city.

It happened at the New Flow barbershop at Carey Avenue and Academy Street.

People near the scene told Newswatch 16 that a man came into the barber shop looking for a drink and shot a barber.

The victim was taken to the hospital.

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