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RPD is releasing additional details of the shooting occurred yesterday on Washington St.

READING: The Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is releasing the following information relating to a shooting investigation that occurred in the 1000 block of Washington Street Reading on May 10, 2022, at approximately 2230 hrs (10:30 PM).

The Reading Police Department was called to the area of the 1000 block of Washington St. for a report of a shooting. The victim, a 21-year -old male, was located on the sidewalk and was transported to Reading Hospital, where he is being treated. A 2nd victim was transported to Reading Hospital in a private vehicle prior to police ar rival.

The 2nd vict im, a 26-year-old male, is currently being treated at Reading Hospital as well.

The Reading Police Department is requesting that anyone with information on this incident contact the Reading Police Department at 610 -655-6116. Information can also be provided anonymously by
calling Crime Alert Berks County’s anonymous tip line at 1(877) 373-9913.