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The Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is releasing the following information relating to the Homicide and Shooting Investigations that occurred on 09/11/2022. 

On 09/11/2022 at approx. 01:40 hrs (1:40 am) officers responded to 150 N 4th St for the report of a shooting.  Officers arrived and found victim Bruce Sellers (57 y/o male).  Sellers died of his injuries on scene.  There is no suspect information at this time. 

On 09/11/2022 at approx. 02:07 hrs (2:07 am) officers responded to the area of N 3rd St//Court St for the report of shots fired.  Officers arrived and located evidence of gunfire in the 300 Blk of Court St.  A short time later 2 victims arrived at Tower Heath (Reading Hospital) with gunshot wounds.  Ilayjah Bullock (22 y/o female) suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and Eddie Gutierrez Cedeno (23 y/o male) suffered a gunshot wound and is in critical condition.  There is no suspect information at this time.

These incidents are not believed to be related and no known risk to public safety at this time.

The investigations are ongoing and anyone with information relative to these incidents is asked to call Reading Police Department at 610-655-6116 or contact Crime Alert Berks at 877-373-9913.