Police investigate the death of a teenager in Harrisburg shooting


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Harrisburg police say a 14-year-old is dead after a shooting near South 24th and Kensington streets Tuesday evening.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found the teen unresponsive with a gunshot wound. The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released the name of the victim. A nearby resident told abc27 that she’s heard gunshots in the neighborhood before, but never saw something like this.

This is the third shooting in Harrisburg in 24 hours. Lamont Jones, a community activist says it has to stop.

“This is bigger than a gun issue, these cries are deeply rooted in our community and the community is tired of seeing it, tired of giving interviews,” said Jones.

The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information relevant to this incident is asked to contact Harrisburg Bureau of Police at 717-558-6900 or submit a tip through CrimeWatch.

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