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Man injured in Tuesday night shooting in Gettysburg; suspect in custody

The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the hip after arguing with a suspect in the area of Racehorse Alley and York Street, according to Gettysburg Police.
Credit: Gettysburg Police
Raleek E. Brown

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Update, 8:30 a.m. (May 12): The Gettysburg Police department has arrested 35-year-old Raleek E. Brown of Gettysburg and charged him in connection with this shooting. 

Brown has been charged with Attempted Homicide, two counts of Aggravated Assault, one count of Simple Assault and one count of Persons not to possess Firearms. He has been lodged in the Adams County Adult Correctional Complex awaiting preliminary arraignment on the charges.

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Police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured Tuesday night in Gettysburg.

The incident occurred shortly before midnight in the area of Racehorse Alley and the first block of York Street, according to Gettysburg Police. 

Officers responding to a shots-fired call found a victim suffering from a small-caliber gunshot wound to his hip area, police say. Officers rendered first aid until EMS personnel arrived. The victim was taken to Gettysburg Hospital for further treatment, according to police.

The victim told police he was approached by a suspect in the alley. After an argument, the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired three shots at the victim, striking him at least once.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, with a thin build, droopy eyes, and short-shaved hair. He was wearing dark jeans and a hooded sweatshirt, according to police.

Officers searched the surrounding area, but were unable to locate the suspect, police say.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crime or may have any other information about the incident is asked to contact Gettysburg Borough Police through the Adams County Emergency Dispatch Center at (717)334-8101.

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