WILKES-BARRE — A woman shot at Sherman Hills on Monday afternoon died of her wounds later that evening.
Wilkes-Barre police were called to the crime-plagued apartment complex for a report of shots fired at 4:18 p.m., according to a Luzerne County 911 supervisor.
Wilkes-Barre Police Lt. Steven Olshefski said the woman was shot multiple times. He said she was transported by a private vehicle to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, was stabilized there and then transferred to the trauma unit at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township.
Luzerne County Coroner’s Office Investigator Tom Moran confirmed just before 9 p.m. that the woman died at Geisinger. He said an autopsy is scheduled for today.
Neither Olshefski nor Moran would release the woman’s name or age Monday night.
Olshefski said the shooting is being actively investigated by the Patrol Division and Detective Bureau of the Wilkes-Barre City Police Department.
Soon after police were summoned to Sherman Hills, a white Jeep Grand Cherokee pulled up to the emergency entrance at Wilkes-Barre General. City police arrived soon after and cordoned off the area around the entrance with yellow police tape.
About a half hour later, the female driver of the Jeep was transported away in an unmarked police car. The shooting victim was then transported via ambulance to Geisinger with a police escort.
Falzone Towing picked up the Jeep on a flatbed tow truck at about 5:45 p.m. and transported it to the underground garage at Wilkes-Barre police headquarters. A state police forensics unit was seen there later in the evening.
Attempts to reach Mayor Tom Leighton and city spokeswoman Liza Prokop were unsuccessful.
If the woman’s death is determined to be a homicide after today’s autopsy, it will be the 13th homicide in the city this year.
Just last week, police found Eduardo Daniel Madera, 46, dead in the kitchen of a house at 320 E. Northampton St. Madera died of multiple gunshot wounds, and the manner of death was homicide, Lisman ruled. No charges have been filed in the case.
Other homicides this year in the city include:
• Two-month-old Antonio Evans died at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after paramedics found him unresponsive inside 351 N. Washington St.
• Michael “DJ Mo” Onley, 34, of Wilkes-Barre, was shot and killed outside Outsiders Bar on Oct. 13.
• Jane Aiello, 46, was killed in what police say was a murder/attempted suicide by her estranged husband, Vito Aiello.
• Christopher Narainasami, 18, was shot Sept. 13 when walking with two friends outside Boulevard Townhomes on South Welles Street.
• David George, 25, was shot and killed July 18 outside his mother’s house on South Welles Street.
• Vaughn Kemp, 24, was shot multiple times outside 174 S. Grant St on July 7.
• Zachary Williams, 23, was shot accidentally on June 25 when a handgun was being passed between him and Brandon Leigh Switzer.
• Derrick Cottle, 40, was shot on Reno Lane.
• Renold Julien, 26, was shot outside Locals 88 tavern on Poplar Street on March 16.
• Jamel Martin, 20, and Leroy Michael Smith, 42, were shot Jan. 17 outside Don Kasper’s Watering Hole tavern on Scott Street.
So far, charges have been filed in three of the homicides.