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WANTED: Pottsville PD Looking for Suspect in Saturday Shooting

Pottsville Police say they’ve got a felony arrest warrant for a man suspected in a shooting incident in the city on Saturday afternoon.

According to a tweet posted Monday morning from Pottsville, the heat is on for 22-year-old Isaiah Jared Samuels. Information received says he’s from Pottsville. Here’s the mug shot issued by Pottsville PD:

isaiah jared samuels pottsville shooting suspect

If you’ve seen this guy or know where he is, Pottsville PD wants you to call them at 570-622-1234 or 570-628-3792.

Shooting in Pottsville Saturday

Police don’t indicate whether anyone turned up as a victim of the shooting. They simply say in their tweet they got warrant “pursuant to a ‘shots fired’ call” in Pottsville on Saturday afternoon.

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The tweet indicates the shots were fired at about 3:45 p.m. in Pottsville. That’s right at the height of the early part of the Yuengling 190th anniversary celebration on Saturday. Thousands of people were in town who normally aren’t when the shots rang out.

The call came in from near Third and Harrison streets in Pottsville, about a block behind the courthouse or right near Schuylkill County Prison.

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