STEELTON, Pa. (WHTM) — A man was fatally shot in his Steelton home on Wednesday just before 1 p.m. Police said there is no suspect in custody, but they believe it was an isolated incident.
Hearts are hurting in Steelton.
“He was a polite person that I’ve ever encountered with, and I’ve lived here for 24 years,” said Elizabeth Reid, a neighbor of the victim.
Reid was inside her home in the 500-block of North Front Street when she heard gunshots.
“We heard the ‘pop, pop,’ and jumped up right away, and my husband opened the door and there was somebody running,” Reid said.
She called 911, but it was too late to save her neighbor.
“We knew he wasn’t going to make it,” Reid said.
Chief Anthony Minium was the first on the scene. He said multiple shots were fired inside and outside the home.
“I found a male individual who had no pulse and was not breathing and was deceased at the time,” Minium said.
Reid and several other neighbors said they saw a person running after the shots were fired.
“It’s a bit too close for comfort. I mean, this happens everywhere in neighborhoods, but when it’s right next to you, near you, two doors from your doorstep — it’s a little bit frightening,” Reid said.
What’s bigger than Steelton’s fear is its heart.
“We have plenty of good leads because of the community’s involvement, and I’m hoping to get justice for the family and the victim as soon as possible,” Minium said.
Minium said because of his officers’ relationship with the community and the people of Steelton themselves, he believes this case will be solved.
“When I hear the term that community policing doesn’t always work, that’s not true, especially in the borough of Steelton,” Minium said.
“For the most part, everybody minds their business and we’re there to help each other when we need to,” Reid said.
An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.
This is a developing story. ABC27 News will provide more information as it becomes available.