READING, Pa. – State Rep. Manny Guzman Jr. is condemning an Easter afternoon taking pictures that Studying police say left 36-year-old Emmanuel Negron lifeless.
Investigators say the taking pictures occurred within the space of a shopping mall at North Sixth and Greenwich streets round 1:45 p.m. on Sunday.
Guzman, a Democrat who represents the state’s 127th district which incorporates components of Studying, says he heard the gunshots simply down the road from his residence.
He is calling for peace and unity.
In an announcement, he stated his coronary heart aches for the sufferer’s household and all households who’ve misplaced family members attributable to gun violence. The assertion stated partly: “As a neighborhood, we should resist changing into numb to those appalling acts and rise as unified individuals with the underlying objective of ceasing the violence.”
Studying police say roughly 20-30 photographs had been fired.
“There was at the very least two separate firearms used that we all know of to this point,” stated Capt. Christian Rothermel, with the Studying Police Division.
Police spent hours on the scene the place there have been dozens of proof markers. Shell casings may very well be seen subsequent to lots of them.
“On location, we found quite a few vehicles hit and a sufferer who was situated within the 400 block of North Sixth Road,” Rothermel stated.
Based on police, Negron died at Studying Hospital.
Authorities say there is no risk to the general public.
“That is an remoted incident involving those who knew one another,” Rothermel added.
Police stated they’re actively pursuing leads.
Anybody with info is requested to name Studying police at 610-655-6116 or contact Crime Alert Berks County.