Man shot twice, perpetrator is sought in Allentown

Allentown police were investigating a shooting Monday night that sent one victim to an area hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, Capt. Steve Vangelo said. It occurred about 7:10 p.m. in an apartment building at 645 N. Jordan St. The 18-year-old male...

Man shot twice, perpetrator is sought in Allentown

Allentown police were investigating a shooting Monday night that sent one victim to an area hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, Capt. Steve Vangelo said.

It occurred about 7:10 p.m. in an apartment building at 645 N. Jordan St.

The 18-year-old male victim was hit once in the arm and once in the abdomen and was taken for surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township, Vangelo said.

Allentown police respond the night of Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, to a shooting that occurred in an apartment building at 645 N. Jordan St. in the city. An 18-year-old male victim was taken to the hospital, and police were looking for the shooter. (Mike Nester | Lehighvalleylive.com contributor) 

Police were canvassing the building as they tried to develop information on the perpetrator, who was not in custody.

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Investigators were interviewing residents and looking for potential witnesses, as well as for video and other evidence.

Police asked anyone with information to contact detectives at 610-437-7721.

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