Police respond to shooting incident in Altoona

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ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Altoona police said they are searching for two suspects after ​three gunshots were fired around 4 p.m. at the intersection of 10th street and 5th avenue.

Sergeant Matt Plummer said officers discovered two individuals on bicycles arguing with a male parked in a vehicle.

“Soon after one of the individuals produced a handgun from his waistband and fired three rounds at the person in the parked vehicle,” Sgt. Plummer said.

The gunshots caused schools in the area to go on lockdown. At the scene, three 9mm shell casings were found.

“We did interview the victim who was on scene and was shot at, however, we did not obtain much information from him,” Sgt. Plummer said.

Sgt. Plummer said the shooter fled on foot eastbound on 5th avenue and the other suspect rode away on his bike northbound on 10th street.

If you have any information on this shooting, contact the Altoona Police Department at 814-949-2490.

A neighbor heard what sounded like fireworks and saw two teenagers on bicycles and a red car. The neighbor was able to capture this on surveillance video.

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