Nanticoke Homicide

Credit: WBRE
Published on August 24, 2018 -

An early morning shooting has turned into a homicide investigation.

State Police saw Brandon Smith was shot and killed in Nanticoke this morning.

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Nanticoke Homicide

An early morning shooting has turned in to a homicide investigation.

((nick)) state police say brandon smith was shot and killed in nanticoke this morning.

Eyewitness news reporter lauren hensley has reaction from neighbors.

Red and blue lights flashed early wedneday morning on the 100 block of west church street after police san 20-year-old brandon smith was shot and killed outside of this home.

As the sun rose-- many neighbors learning about the man's death.lukasz stachurski, neighbor in the past years i believe it may have happened about twice around herre some shootings but this is really uncommon in this area.

State police say they believe smith knew the shooter and they two were involved in an encounter that led to multiple shots being fired.

Police worked for several hours collecting evidence.

A shell casing on the middle of the street tagged and marked into evidence.

And before the sun rose-- police say something on a porch roof.

An officer climbed a ladder to retrieve a bag.

Police have not said what the bag contained but marked it into evidence.

Many is disbelief this violence happened so close to their home.

Bill watkins, neighbor i really couldn't believe it you know.

You hear hazleton maybe, wilkes barre maybe but i mean for the most part is real quiet around here.

Around 9-30 wednesday morning a red dodge neon and a white van were towed from west church street and taken into evidence.

In nanticoke lauren hensley eyewitness news.

((nick)) police have not released the name of the suspected shooter.

They say the shooting remains under investigation.

((nick))

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