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Police Identify “persons Of Interest” In Wilkes-Barre Shooting That Injured Two Scranton Women

February 16, 2019

WILKES-BARRE — City police have identified three “persons of interest” they want to speak with in connection with Tuesday’s shooting in South Wilkes-Barre that wounded two Scranton women.

Police are looking to interview Miles Singleton, 20, of Moosic, a 17-year-old girl from Dupont and a 17-year-old girl from Wilkes-Barre, police said.

Investigators didn’t explain why they wanted to speak to the three people, only saying they “are believed to have information relevant to this case.”

Meanwhile, police released the identities of the shooting victims: Alanah Sobrinski, 19, of Scranton, and Nichole Santiago, 20, of Scranton.

Both suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds to the back and were taken to area trauma centers, police said.

Santiago was later transferred to a trauma center out of the area, police said.

Police did not release updates on their conditions or say if they were still hospitalized.

The shooting erupted on Sullivan Street near Sanbourne Street around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Both women were in an older model Toyota when the shooting occurred.

Following the gunshots, the driver sped away onto South Main Street and came to a stop in the middle of the road near the PSC gas station.

Emergency crews found the wounded women inside the car.

Police haven’t released details of what they believe led to the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact city police at 570-208-4200.

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