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Press Releases from the City of Reading for 2021

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION Homicide on 6th & Penn Street



READING – November 22nd: The Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is releasing the following information relating to the Shooting Investigation that occurred on November 22, 2021:

On November 22nd at approximately 13:20 hours (1:20 pm), officers responded to the area of the 500 block of Penn Street for the report of a shooting.
The investigation determined that there was some type of altercation which led to the victim receiving multiple gunshot wounds to the chest . The victim, a 30 years old male from Exeter, was transported to Reading Hospital , where he later died of his injuries.

The suspect is described as an unknown male last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and grey sweat pants last seen running from the scene.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information relative to this incident is asked to call Reading Police Department at 610 -655-6116 or contact Crime Alert Berks at 877-373-9913.