Williamsport: Weeklong Shooting Spree Continues

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Williamsport is having a bad week.  There have been four shootings since Sunday.  Yesterday afternoon shots were fired between two vehicles a few blocks west of Williamsport General Hospital.  One person was wounded and taken to a local hospital.

Sunday night a nonfatal shooting occurred in Memorial Park.  Early Wednesday morning a second nonfatal shooting occurred on West Fourth Street.  Wednesday night a Philadelphia man was killed along High Street.

Police and city officials and trying to come up with a solution for the recent rash of gunfire.  Police say the shootings are not random.

Some demographics on Williamsport courtesy of City-data.com:  2009 population estimate 29,304, land area is 8.88 square miles, number of police officers 53, City-data 2009 crime index was 322.1 (low), 2009 estimated median household income $25,101, 2009 estimate per capita income $16,442 and the unemployment rate as of April 2010 was 10.4%.

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