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Police Investigate Shooting In Conyngham; No Injuries Reported

April 17, 2019 GMT

No injuries were reported after an early morning shooting in Conyngham on Tuesday.

A window on a home, however, was left with a bullet-shaped hole.

State police at Hazleton found signs of a shooting after responding to the residence on Main Street at 12:07 a.m. A window there was pierced by a bullet and troopers recovered the stray round from the property.

As they investigated, troopers discovered the bullet came from a shooting that occurred in the parking lot for the Conyngham Valley Civic Organization.

That shooting happened outside the CVCO as people who rented the building for the night were leaving, according to police.

The shooter or shooters fled the area and there were no signs of injury on scene.

There were also no reports of shooting victims at local hospitals, police said.

No further details were available but troopers said it appeared the shooting was isolated and there’s no information that would suggest a threat to residents in the area.

Anyone with information can call troopers at 570-459-3890 and reference incident PA2019-476035.

“This is an isolated incident. The first incident since the opening of the building,” Jay Carrelli, president of the CVCO board of directors, said.

Everyone’s safety at the CVCO and that of the community is taken seriously and security measures are in place, he said.

In fact, the CVCO handed troopers security footage, he said.

“The CVCO board will continue cooperating with investigators and local officials with this first time incident,” according to a statement from the board.

Carrelli praised troopers for a “phenomenal response” and for displaying urgency in conducting the investigation.

There was no property damage at the facility.

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