Police Seeking Public Assistance In TLC Park Shooting

The Pocono Township Police are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the pictured Dodge Ram truck and its owner. The vehicle is connected with the shooting that occurred yesterday at the TLC park in Tannersville.

According to the Pocono Township Police Department, on June 6, 2022, at approximately 19:12 hours, Pocono Township Police responded to TLC park for a report of shots fired. Approximately 20 to 25 people were at the park, and most were playing basketball when a fight started. This fight led to a single shooter firing rounds from a handgun that disbursed the crowd. The shooter then fired additional shots that struck one male in the back as he was running away.

The victim was transported to the hospital for medical treatment. As of this time, the shooter has not been identified. The shooter appears to be a light-skinned black or Hispanic male that was with three other black or Hispanic males. The group fled the scene in the pictured Dodge truck.

The victim is currently in ICU recovering and is expected to survive.

In the meantime, the basketball court will remain closed, and lights turned off until at least such time as planned security cameras are installed around the Park.

A statement released by Pocono Township reads, “This is a disappointment for our community, as the Township continues to expand recreation opportunities for our residents. Many children and their families have played on this court since its opening and we will work hard to ensure that this opportunity continues.”

Anyone with information on the shooting or the truck in question, please contact Detective Sergeant James Wagner at 570-629-7200 ext. 214

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