Man fatally shot in Altoona’s East End

Police in Altoona are on the scene of a fatal shooting in the East End.

Blair County Coroner Patty Ross confirmed Thursday evening that the male victim had died.

Blair County 911 dispatched police and emergency personnel to the alley between Fourth and Third avenues at Second Street, adjacent to Bethany Lutheran Church, about 5:30 p.m. for a report of a man shot.

Witnesses on the scene said the man was shot in the neck, and Altoona police have cordoned off the block and remain on the scene.

Witnesses said a blue-colored car was seen pulling away after a single a gunshot was heard, and police are on the lookout for a blue-colored Ford Fusion with front end damage.

See Friday’s Mirror print edition for more details.