UPDATED: Victim Undergoing Surgery After Shooting In Downtown Scranton

April 25, 2019 GMT

SCRANTON — An unidentified driver shot the passenger in another car in the face shortly after 1 p.m. today downtown.

The suspected shooter, a man driving a gold 4-door Honda Civic, fired at the passenger side window of a Saturn Vue, Capt. Dennis Lukasewicz said.

The shot shattered the Saturn’s passenger window and hit the face of a man in the front passenger seat.

The victim required surgery at Geisinger Community Medical Center, and police have been unable to interview him, police Police Chief Carl Graziano said.

The Saturn’s driver, also a man, was uninjured. Graziano declined to identify the men in the Saturn.

Graziano said police do not know the shooter’s identity and have not determined a motive.

Lukasewicz said the Saturn driver told police the shooting happened near Mifflin Avenue and Linden Street. Police later blocked off the 300 block of Mifflin between Mulberry and Linden.

The Saturn’s driver drove to Mulberry Street and Penn Avenue and reported the shooting to Lukasewicz, the police captain said. He was on duty at the intersection, blocking traffic from the 300 of Penn Avenue where crews were replacing a natural gas line, Lukasewicz said.

Police described the shooter as armed and dangerous.

Police later stopped a car on Keyser Avenue near the McDade Expressway, but Graziano said that stop was unrelated to the shooting.

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