Shootings in Uptown Harrisburg have neighborhood on alert

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – City police spent a lot of time in an Uptown neighborhood on Wednesday. Captain Deric Moody said police responded to a home invasion and burglary call around 9:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of North 4th street.

Moody said they didn’t get much cooperation from witnesses.

Police were back in the area around 2 p.m. after they get a call that the same person returned to the location with a gun. Moody said the scene was clear when officers arrived, but 20 minutes later, they were back, responding to a call for shots fired.

Two young men, a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old, were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds to the leg.

“We have not received any cooperation from any of the people involved,” Moody said. “We need help from the public.”

The Wednesday night summer league games went on as scheduled at a nearby playground. Jayson Johnson is one of the league organizers. He says that they considered canceling the games, but decided to let the kids play.

“We want everybody to know that the court is a sanctuary for all the kids, ” Johnson said. “We will not let the actions of a few spoil it for young kids who are doing things the right way.”

So far no one has been arrested. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 717-558-6900.

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