Police investigating fatal shooting in Allentown

Allentown, PA Police Dept. - Photo by APD.

ALLENTOWN, PA – On Thursday, at around 7:40 pm, Allentown Police responded to a report of a shooting in the area of the 500 block of North 4th Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment but later succumbed to their injuries.

Authorities are actively investigating the incident, with the involvement of the Allentown Police Criminal Investigations Division, the Lehigh County Homicide Task Force, the Lehigh County District Attorney’s office, and the Lehigh County Coroner’s office. At this time, there is no known physical danger to the community, and the identification of the deceased is pending notification of next of kin.

As the investigation continues, the Allentown Police Department is urging anyone with information about the incident or potential witnesses to come forward. Tips can be provided by calling the Allentown Police Criminal Investigations Division at 610-437-7721 or anonymously through the Allentown Police Tip411 app.

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