According to a media release sent out Monday afternoon, Jamestown Police responded to the area of 150 barrows St. Sunday at about 7:30 p.m. on a report of a subject being shot. Officers arrived and found a male victim inside the residence who had reportedly been shot while he was in the front yard of the location. The victim was transported to UPMC WCA Hospital where he is being treated for his non-life-threatening injury.
The investigation revealed that the shooting was not a random act of violence and the victim was targeted.
Investigators are currently following up on the leads and are looking for any potential witnesses who may have witnessed the incident. Anyone who may have information on the shooting is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7537 or they can leave an anonymous tip at 483-TIPS (8477) or via the Tips 411 App. All calls and tips are kept strictly confidential.
INCIDENT IS SEVENTH SHOOTING INVESTIGATION OF THE YEAR, SECOND TO RESULT IN INJURY
According to Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings, the shooting incident is the second one to take place in October, and the seventh confirmed incident to take place in 2017. It’s the second shooting incident to also involve a victim being injured. Of the seven incidents reported by police, one arrest has so far been.
Snellings also said that the six prior shootings were also targeted events.
“The issue we have is a lack of cooperation from victims,” Snellings recently told WRFA in an email asking or an update on the number of shootings being investigated in the city during the current year. “The one arrest was the result of our officers witnessing the incident.”
Snellings also said that so far in 2017, there have been 47 firearms related counts in the city this year, ranging from illegal firearms possession to displaying firearms during the commission of a crime.