Man Shot To Death In Wilkes-Barre; 2 Detained

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County

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WILKES-BARRE — City police are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred late Tuesday afternoon at 32 N. Sherman St., across from the Heights-Murray Elementary School.

One man with an apparent gunshot wound to the head was removed from the house by city paramedics just before 4 p.m. He appeared unresponsive and was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township, where he was pronounced dead at about 5 p.m.  Police did not release the victim’s identity.

Two men were handcuffed and detained in the driveway.  They sat on the ground before they were placed in two cruisers and taken to police headquarters for questioning.  Their names also were not released.

Police Chief Gerard Dessoye said he believed the community was not in danger.  “We feel we have all the participants involved,” he said.

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