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Police seek 3 in shooting near Harrisburg High School

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police are looking for three young men in connection with a gunshots fired incident Monday near Harrisburg High School.

Police on Tuesday said the young men, possibly former students, were seen walking on school property and were asked to leave by staff shortly before the incident occurred at around 3 p.m.

As the group walked onto Hale Avenue, one shouted out and pointed at a vehicle stopped in traffic, then all three ran toward the vehicle while firing handguns at it, police said.

The vehicle backed into the front of a car behind it and sped off as the three continued to fire, police said.

The vehicle had been damaged by gunfire when it was located a short time later in the 1100 block of Market Street. A witness reported seeing four young men running away, according to police, who said the vehicle had been reported stolen in the Uptown section of the city on Sunday.

No one is known to have been hurt in the incident.

Police said the identities of the three young men are being established.

Authorities also continue to investigate three other shooting crimes in the city Monday afternoon.

In one incident at around 4:35 p.m., a woman heard several shots fired near S. 19th Street and Bellevue Road. Responding officers found a spent shotgun shell and broken car glass in the area, and believe a gray or light blue Cadillac might have been involved.

About 10 minutes later, a man in the 1300 block of Kittatinny Street reported that he allowed a stranger seeking another person into his home. The stranger turned violent and attacked the victim, who fought and shoved the man out of the house before the stranger pulled a handgun and fired it into the air, police said.

At around 7:45 p.m., a 21-year-old man reported that the driver of a dark colored car fired a handgun at him as he was walking in the 1700 block of Walnut Street. Police said the man ran to a wooded area of Reservoir Park and called for police. He was not harmed.

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