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 RPD releases information regarding shooting occurred on N 11th & Pike Street .

READING: The Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is releasing the following information relating to the Shooting Investigation that occurred on March 15, 2022.

On March 15, 2022, at approximately 8:30 pm, officers responded to the area of 11th and Pike for a shooting. The investigation found the shooting to be a result ofan ongoing neighborhood dispute between the suspect and victims at a different location in the city. The male suspect fired upon a female victim and the male she was with. The male vict im was struck in the torso after the round hit his arm. The male victim was  treated at the hospital . Both victms are instable condition.

The suspect was known to the victims and was taken into custody by the Reading Police this morning, March 16th. He is identified as Markel Ramsey and was charged with at tempted homicide and related charges.

This was an isolated incident , and there is no danger to the general public.