Police release few details as search for Midtown shooting suspects continues

HARRISBURG, Pa (WHTM) – Police in Harrisburg say the victim of a shooting in Midtown on Tuesday evening died of his injuries.

Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick said an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday, but police have not released many other details about the circumstances.

The shooting happened at the corner of Third and Muench streets around 6:30 p.m. A day later, police still had not identified the victim or said anything publicly about suspects.

“You don’t know what’s going to happen, I guess, day to day,” Mark Davis said. He just moved in less than a block away at the beginning of April. He heard a couple shots and saw some police lights.

“I didn’t think anything of it,” he said, “because every now and then you’ll hear that.”

Shortly after the shooting, police said the victim was a 22-year-old man and the shooting followed some kind of physical confrontation. A spokesman said the victim was targeted.

“I could see the guy lying on the ground from my bedroom window,” Miranda Atkins said.

Atkins lives on Muench Street, about a half block down from where the shooting happened. She looked out her third-story window just in time to see someone running down the street toward the river.

“And there was another guy behind him running after, yelling, ‘Why did you do that, man?'” she said.

Police at the scene took pictures of a black car at the corner and towed it away, but they still hadn’t said how it was involved.

ABC27 called multiple times and left messages with the department throughout the day, and didn’t get calls back with any more information.

Police are still investigating.

“They actually took two of our neighbors down to their station,” Atkins said, “I guess to fill out paperwork and do full descriptions.”

Police are also looking into getting security camera footage from an apartment complex nearby.

“You just pray for everyone,” Davis said. “You pray that things get better for all of us.”

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