CARLISLE — A man injured in a shooting incident in Carlisle on Saturday is expected to survive, police said.
Carlisle Police Chief Stephen Margeson said investigators are following several leads into the incident that occurred at North Pitt and A streets at 7:50 p.m., which left James Felix Walker, 44, of Carlisle, with several gunshot injuries.
Police said officers were dispatched to the intersection for shots fired, and found Walker, who had been shot multiple times.
He was flown to a hospital and is expected to survive his wounds, police said.
At least one shooter, who police said knew the victim, fled on foot toward Fairground Avenue. No description has been provided of the shooter, but police said the public should not be alarmed.
“Although any shooting incident is disturbing to the community, the general public should not be alarmed that citizens are at a higher risk of an indiscriminate or a random shooting incident based on this incident,” Margeson said.
Margeson said Walker has a criminal history both in Carlisle and out-of-state, and police believe he was specifically targeted by the shooter or shooters. Police said the public should not be alarmed.
“We believe the shooting of Walker was not random and that Walker was specifically targeted by the shooter or shooters, and we have not concluded yet whether there is one or more (shooter).”
No arrests have been made and the incident is currently under investigation.
Posted earlier on Cumberlink:
CARLISLE — Police are still searching for at least one suspect in the shooting that happened in the Borough of Carlisle Saturday night.
Carlisle Police Chief Stephen Margeson said detectives are still developing leads and no arrests have been made at this time.
Police responded to shots fired at the intersection North Pitt and A Street around 8 p.m. and found a man in his 40s who had been shot multiple times. He was flown to a hospital in unknown condition.
The man required surgery, according to Margeson, but is expected to live. Police did not identify the victim.
At least one shooter, who police said they believe knew the victim, fled on foot toward Fairground Avenue. No description has been provided of the shooter, but police said the public should not be alarmed.
An official news release about the shooting is expected on Monday, and Margeson said it should include the name of the victim.
Posted Saturday on Cumberlink:
CARLISLE — Police responded to the scene of a shooting in the Borough of Carlisle Saturday night.
Carlisle police said a man suffered multiple gunshot wounds at North Pitt and A streets Saturday evening. Police said when they arrived on the scene, the victim, described as a black male around 40, was found lying in the street.
According to police, there was at least one shooter, who fled on foot and was believed to be headed toward Fairground Avenue. At the time, there was no description of the shooter.
Police said the public should not be alarmed. They believe the shooter and victim knew each other.
The victim was flown from the scene to a hospital, police said. At the time, police at the scene were assisted by a K-9 unit.