WILKES-BARRE – One man was hospitalized in serious condition after he was shot in the stomach Thursday afternoon on Coal Street.
The unidentified victim was involved in an argument shortly after noon and dared the shooter, a witness said.
The shooting happened hours after police on an early-morning patrol heard gunshots and found one man dead and another seriously injured with a head wound about a mile away near a bar on Scott Street.
Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said she could neither confirm nor deny that the shootings were connected. But she added, “We do not believe these are random acts of violence.”