Update: Arrest made after shooting in Swatara Township Dollar Tree


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A man was shot in a Swatara Township Dollar Tree on Tuesday night.

Swatara Township Public Safety Director Darrell Reider said officers responded to reports of a shooting at around 8:15 p.m. inside a Dollar Tree on Paxton Street.

Authorities say an investigation found the shooting followed a verbal altercation between a store employee and the victim.

“Upon arrival, our officers found a male victim that was taken to the hospital for injuries. At this time, we do have a person we are interviewing who we believe was involved in the shooting,” Reider said.

In a Wednesday morning update, police said all parties involved have been identified and interviewed.

Swatara Police charged 21-year-old Mykel Eugene George Wednesday afternoon with aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person in connection with the shooting, which occurred as a customer was leaving the store.

The investigation concluded George followed the customer to the front door of the store at which time he shot the customer with a handgun. The victim received medical treatment and is recovering at a local hospital.

George is currently awaiting arraignment at the Dauphin County Booking Center.

There were other customers in the store at the time and no other injuries have been reported.

The public is not in danger as a result of this incident.

This is developing story. abc27 News will update with additional information as it becomes available.

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