Harrisburg police investigate deadly shooting of 14-year-old, determined isolated incident

Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Harrisburg Police responded to the 100 block of S. 13th Street for a report of a juvenile boy who had been shot on Friday, Nov. 5, around 6 p.m. according to a CRIMEWATCH post from the Harrisburg Bureau of Police.

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When police arrived, they found Malachi John, 14, being treated by EMS after receiving at least one gunshot wound. John was transported to a local hospital where they died two days later from his injuries.

“We have a very good grasp or understanding at this point in time what we believe transpired. It’s still an ongoing investigation. With that being said, we feel as though this is very much an isolated incident,” Lt. Kyle Gautsch, Harrisburg Bureau of Police, said.

Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact the Harrisburg Police at 717-558-6900 or to submit a tip via the CRIMEWATCH website.

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