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READING - September 19th: The Reading Police Department, Criminal Investigations Division, is releasing the following information relating to a Shooting Investigation that occurred in the 300 block of S 7th Street.

The shooting resulted in Heather Kerns, 12-23-78, suffering a minor graze wound to her lower right calf while sleeping in the first-floor front room of her home.

The victim was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

We have received reports that an unknown subject fired into 2 homes in the block at approximately 0200 hours (2:00 AM) on Sept. 17th.

If anyone can provide information on this incident, please 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.

At this time, there is no indication of a threat to the general public.