LOCK HAVEN - A 31-year-old city man is dead and two others were in custody this morning in connection with a shooting late last night at the Lock Haven Gardens public housing complex, city police said.
The man, identified as John Aikey, was pronounced dead on arrival at Lock Haven Hospital at about 12:30 a.m. today by Clinton County Deputy Coroner John Hanna.
Few details were available by press time.
A state police forensics van from Montoursville and a Lock Haven city police cruiser were parked outside 640 E. Bald Eagle St. early this morning, investigating a fatal shooting late last night.
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City Police Chief Skip Hocker issued a brief statement this morning as a state police forensic unit remained at the scene, gathering evidence inside the building.
Hocker said a 31-year-old Lock Haven man was fatally shot with a handgun, and two adult males, both of Lock Haven, were in custody.
City police were dispatched to 640 E. Bald Eagle St. at 11:32 p.m. Sunday for a report of a shooting.
Shortly after 8 this morning, Det. Sgt. Charles E. Shoemaker, Officer Keith Kibler and Hocker left City Hall and returned to the scene.
At the time, Shoemaker said the two suspects were being held in the booking room at City Hall and charges had not yet been filed.
He said details will be released during the arraignment process.
Many traveling to work early this morning saw a city police cruiser and the forensics unit parked in the driveway of Building 8 at the public housing complex.
City police officer Tom Winters was also at the scene, keeping people from entering the area.
An Express reporter entered the building and saw blood splattered on a wall and the floor. He was quickly whisked from the bulding by police. and told no further details would be available by press time.
The multi-story building where the shooting occurrred contains subsidized apartments and is owned and managed by the Clinton County Housing Authority. Lock Haven Gardens contains a number of apartment buildings.