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Busy start to the weekend for news stringers

Lehigh County

It all started early Saturday morning in Allentown when reports came in for a shooting with victim at 523 North Penn Street.

Allentown Police investigate shooting on North Penn Street

When Newsworking arrived, a police car and Medic Supervisor unit left the seen in a hurry, possibly transporting the victim in the police car. The mutual Aid ambulance from Cetronia was canceled.

Shooting 523 North Penn Street

Police officers were seen canvassing the area on Allen between Penn and Mohr Street. North of Allen on Mohr Street more police officers and patrol cars were seen. Police say they have one person in custody for this shooting. The condition of the person shot is unknown.

Meanwhile, another shooting occurred at 208 North Hazel Street off of Turner Street.

Allentown Police block of Turner Street near Hazel Street

The victim of this shooting died and the crime scene established. It happened an hour or so after the Penn Street shooting.

Turner Street with crime scene tape
Police investigate homicide on Hazel Street

Early Saturday afternoon, Allentown police were summonsed to another crime scene that was discover at an apartment near 7th and Walnut Streets.

Allentown Police investigate deadly stabbing on Walnut Street (M. Nester)

Someone was stabbed to death overnight. A witness at the scene heard an argument earlier in the morning. When the person opened the door to her apartment she discovered a large amount of blood and called the police.

Police cars lined up in the 700 block of Walnut Street (M. Nester)

After the Allentown stabbing investigation, Lehigh County Alburtis Rescue 141 was called to assist Berks County after a freight train ran over a teenage boy.

Hilltop Road Railroad crossing (M. Nester)

Topton called for Alburtis to assist at the Hilltop Road Railroad crossing in Long Swamp Township after the teen was run over and still under the train. He was extricated and rushed to the trauma center with injuries including amputation of some lower extremities.

Teen struck by train in Berks County (M. Nester)

Photos by Newsworking and colleague Mike Nester.