Man Shot During Dispute At Sherman Hills Dies

July 5, 2018

Man Shot During Dispute At Sherman Hills Dies

WILKES-BARRE — A man shot multiple times following a dispute at the Sherman Hills Apartments late Wednesday has died, according to the Luzerne County coroner.

Police say the man collapsed after being shot in the body multiple times during a dispute with people inside a vehicle in the area of Building 308 at the complex.

The man subsequently died of his injuries, and an autopsy is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Coroner Bill Lisman said. The man’s identity is not being immediately released because officials are working to notify family members who live in New York, he said.

According to police, officers responded to the area of Building 308 around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a shooting and arrived to find the man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso.

Police say their investigation revealed the man had gotten into an argument with one or more people who were in a dark colored vehicle. The argument escalated and someone pulled a gun, shooting the victim and causing him to collapse in the area of Building 308.

Police say it was not clear if more than one person was in the vehicle.

Medics treated the victim on scene before transporting him to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, police said. The victim was subsequently taken to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Twp. for further evaluation and treatment, police said.

City police are investigating the shooting with assistance from a Pennsylvania State Police forensic services unit as well as the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives Charles Casey or Thomas Harding at 570-208-4222.

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