One dead, one injured in shooting

Published 4:55 pm Tuesday, February 26, 2019

A shooting in the downtown area on Tuesday afternoon claimed one victim and injured another, according to police.

The shooting was reported at 4:10 p.m. at the Happy Shopper in the 600 block of East Washington Street, according to a city press release.

One adult male victim succumbed to his injuries, the press release stated. The man’s identity was being withheld pending notification of next of kin at press time.

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The second adult male remains hospitalized suffering from gunshot wounds, according to the release.

The investigation is ongoing, and no further information is available for release at this time.

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