Residents asked for shelter in parts of Poconos after multiple shootings


There are at least four victims in many places.

At least four injured were released on Monday night, according to officials, who have been asked to provide shelter to people living in parts of Poxo after being shot in several locations.

The Monroe County Office of Emergency Management said the 196 corridor needed shelter between Cocoa Country Place and Cocoa Farm East and report any suspicious activity.

According to Mount Panco Mayor Michael Penn, the suspect is at large.

“Please consider this a developing community safety threat,” Penn wrote on Facebook.

According to the mayor, the rapid gunfire was reported at the Dollar General Store in Tobehan and in Rouge 196 at a Cocoa Country Place in Stojiz.

Polco Mountain Regional Police Chief Christopher Wagner said at a press conference Monday night, police were dispatched at 5 pm for a report of several guns. At that time, he began receiving other calls of gunfire around the settlement.

Police said the initial reaction occurred at a residence and then at a shopping plaza where a 47-year-old woman was shot in the back and a 19-year-old man in the arm. The woman was taken to the hospital’s trauma center.

A third victim, a 20-year-old male, was shot in the head in a parking lot and is out of consciousness, police said. Later, the fourth victim was found in a motor vehicle accident, where another 20-year-old male was shot in the leg.

The status of the victims is unknown.

Dollar General Store Manager Nicole Hull told ABC News-linked WNEP that she heard several gunshots.

“It was scary. I’m used to being next to a gun range, so in my head, it’s oh, it’s gun range, but really. It was right next to us and it started in our parking lot. Happened, “plow. Station told.

According to officials, a person of interest is being questioned, but no arrest has been made.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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