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WILKES-BARRE — City police are investigating gunfire in the area of 172 Coal St. early Tuesday morning.


Police said several gunshots were reported at about 12:13 a.m.


Officers were flagged down by a resident of 172 Coal St. who stated a rear window was shattered by a spent round.


A bullet fragment was recovered from a door at the residence, police said.


Police said they recovered nine 9mm shell casings in the area of 212-214 Coal St.


No injuries were reported.


It’s the second shooting in the same neighborhood within a day.


Police said a woman was found with a gunshot wound in the 100 block of North Meade Street at about 3:40 a.m. Monday. She was transported to a local medical facility for what police said were non-life threatening injuries.


Police have charged Sherman Wilborne, of Parkview Circle, Wilkes-Barre, with aggravated assault in connection to the shooting Monday morning.


Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Wilborne is asked to call Wilkes-Barre police at 570-826-8106 or call 911.


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