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1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at Berks County convenience store

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 1, 2016 3:11 PM
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(Reading) -- Authorities have released the name of a man killed by gunfire outside an eastern Pennsylvania convenience store that wounded another man.

Officers in Berks County responded at about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday to a report of shots fired outside the Getty Mart near the Reading Regional Airport. Police said a pickup truck was reported to have been struck by gunfire, but it was gone when officers arrived.

A pickup was later spotted heading to Penn State Health St. Joseph hospital with a shooting victim, but it broke down near the airport. Police then found that the victim was dead.

He was identified as 49-year-old Carl Walker.

Another 22-year-old shooting victim went to Reading Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the leg. The circumstances of the shooting weren't immediately clear.

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