Another tenant who didn't want to be identified thought whoever pulled the trigger was armed with something other than a pistol. "Definitely a semi-automatic," he said.
The shooting victim headed to another building in the complex for help and leaving behind a trail of blood. A longtime resident who didn't want to be identified was returning from chapel services when she learned of the crime. When asked what her reaction was when she found out somebody was shot Sunday night she replied, "I wanted to faint because I saw everything out by my patio."
The victim survived gunshot wounds to the leg and hand. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Worried tenants fear, yet again, violent crime is much too close to home. "This is my home. I don't want to die here. I like my apartment but I don't want to get hurt," said the woman who would not show her face on camera.
The victim's name and condition were unavailable late Monday. Wilkes-Barre police were still investigating a motive.