Reading Police Releases Shooting Investigation Information

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READING, PA — The Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is releasing the following information relating to the Shooting Investigation that occurred in the 800 block of Ritter Street on November 30th.

Authorities state that Officers responded to the 800 Block of Ritter Street for the report of a shooting at approximately 17:30 hours (05:30 pm). Officers located a male victim with gunshot wounds to the chest area identified as Oliver Espiritu, 28 years old. Espiritu was transported to Reading Hospital for treatment for injuries. During the course of their investigation, Police determined that an unidentified male suspect approached Espiritu, who was seated inside a vehicle and fired multiple shots at Espiritu. The suspect then fled the area on foot.

Anyone with additional information relative to this incident is asked to contact the Reading Police Criminal Investigations Division at 610 -655-6246 or Crime Alert Berks County 877-373-9913.

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Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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