Friday, January 27, 2023

State Police Investigating Shooting on Route 61 near Orwigsburg

The Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a shooting that occurred on Route 61 Friday evening.

According to investigating officer Trooper Bedford, around 6:00pm, the victim was driving southbound on Route 61 in the area of the Freeze Ice Cream parlor when a confrontation occurred with another vehicle.  

The vehicle was described as a light blue 4-door sedan, possibly a Ford Taurus, with a missing hubcap on the passenger side.

As the victim was traveling south on Route 61, the unknown suspect fired several rounds from his vehicle, striking the victim's vehicle.

The suspect then fled at a high rate of speed south on Route 61 and entered the jug handle at Brick Hill Road in West Brunswick Townhip.  The suspect was last seen traveling on Brick Hill Road.

The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.  Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Schuylkill Haven Barracks by calling (570) 754-4600.