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Police: Woman shot in robbery gone bad

Sunday night’s gunfire in Logan Township appears to be a drug related robbery gone bad, police said Monday.

One woman was shot in the arm and police continue to review video surveillance footage and track down leads while stressing it was not a random shooting.

On Monday, Logan Township police described the chaotic scene officers encountered Sunday night.

It was 7:43 p.m. Sunday when township police, along with Altoona and state police responded to Greenwood in the area of South Dartmouth and Bellmeade drives after multiple reports of gunfire.

Police said multiple calls came in as officers were enroute that an armed male and armed female were fleeing the area. The male was described as white, tall and wearing all black. Initially, police also were told two females were fleeing toward the Sheetz store at the corner of Bellmeade Drive and East Pleasant Valley Boulevard.

Arriving officers were told over the radio that a female was armed with a rifle and a male was carrying a handgun, according to police.

A homeowner at Bellmeade and South Dartmouth drives took in a woman who had been shot in the upper right arm. Police gave first aid until AMED arrived. The bullet passed through her arm and she was taken to UPMC Altoona where she was treated and released.

Shell casings and a slug found in a nearby vehicle were recovered, and police canvassed the neighborhood for both the suspects and possible video surveillance footage.

Police also talked to several witnesses and the state police’s crime scene unit also responded.

The investigation is ongoing.

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