One man is dead, another was seriously injured and the shooter is still at large following a fight outside a Mahanoy City lounge bar Sunday morning.
According to information from State Police in Frackville, Juan Carlos Romero, 33, of Hazleton, was shot dead just before 3 a.m. Sunday on E. Centre St. in Mahanoy City. Alorfi Bladimir Ramirez, 29, of Hazle Twp., was also shot and seriously injured.
1 Dead in Mahanoy City Shooting
How those men got shot remains a mystery Sunday afternoon as State Police continue to investigate.
They say Mahanoy City PD first arrived at the scene outside the RMusic 21 Lounge at 128 E. Centre St. for a reported disturbance. That’s where they found Romero and Ramirez with gunshot wounds.
It’s believe the fight began when Romero and Ramirez were refused entry to the barroom.
Outside that establishment, things escalated. State Police say an unidentified Hispanic man pulled out a gun and shot Romero multiple times in the middle of E. Centre St.
Ramirez was kneeling behind his vehicle parked outside the RMusic 21 Lounge. He was able to get his own out of his vehicle but was also shot multiple times.
The shooter fled the scene, police say.
An official with the Schuylkill County Coroner’s office pronounced Romero dead at the scene. Ramirez was flown by medical helicopter to Reading Hospital, where he’s listed in Serious condition.
Police say they’re continuing to investigate this incident but say there’s no danger to the community at this time.
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