LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) — Lebanon Police are investigating an incident that took place on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 27.
Around 3:30, police were dispatched to a single-vehicle accident on North 6th Street. Witnesses told police that an argument was heard on North 6th and Crowell Streets between people inside a car and people outside of it.
Police say during the argument a shot was fired into the vehicle. The driver then drove south on 6th street, striking multiple parked vehicle cars before overturning on Arnold Street and coming to a rest on its roof.
Harold Davis, who owns a food truck on the block, showed up just as it happened. He says his truck was badly damaged from the impact, but luckily was the last thing the car hit.
“He was unconscious at the wheel with his foot on the gas and if he hadn’t stopped here he would’ve (been) clean out into the intersection, 3:00 in the afternoon, with nothing but school kids, buses, and everything else out there,” Davis said.
The driver, a 16-year-old was transported to a nearby hospital where they were pronounced dead. Upon investigation, police found a shell casing near the scene and that the victim has a single gunshot wound to the chest.
“It’s a shame. It’s just a young life lost, I mean for what reason?” Davis said.
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 29. Witnesses say another person did flee from the vehicle.
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Police are seeking information on the suspects that they believe to be two Hispanic males in their late teens or early twenties.
“One was wearing a red top with black pants and the other one was wearing all black,” Chief Todd Breiner, Lebanon City Police Department, said.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lebanon City Police at 717-272-2054.