ALLENTOWN, PA – Tragedy struck a quiet neighborhood in Allentown, Pennsylvania when a shooting incident claimed the lives of a one-year-old boy and a 44-year-old woman on Friday night. Lehigh County Coroner, Daniel Buglio, reported that the deadly incident occurred slightly before 9 p.m. at a residence on the 100 block of Chestnut Street.
Upon their arrival, police officers discovered three shooting victims: the toddler, the woman, and a 66-year-old man. The identities of the victims are currently being held back in respect to their grieving families. However, it was confirmed that the woman and the young boy were residents of the home on Chestnut Street where the incident took place.
According to a Facebook post by the Allentown Police, the 66-year-old man is expected to make a complete recovery. Furthermore, they stated that the shooting on Chestnut Street seems to bear no connection to two other separate incidents that also occurred on Friday night.
After 9 p.m., authorities were called to respond to a shooting on the 300 block of Ridge Avenue. They found a man and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds and arrested 23-year-old Demitrius Bashir Campbell at the scene. Campbell is now facing charges of attempted homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide, and other firearms offenses, including possessing a gun without a license. Both victims were rushed to a hospital and are expected to survive.
Less than five hours later, in the early morning hours of Saturday, police responded to a reported shooting at a parking lot outside an Irish bar on the 1600 block of Hanover Avenue. An adult male had sustained critical gunshot wounds and was promptly hospitalized. Two more victims, presumably from the same incident, visited local hospitals later that day and are also projected to survive their gunshot wounds.