Police probe shooting incident

Public help sought in finding alleged suspect

Altoona police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 17-year-old city resident who was allegedly involved in a shooting Saturday, a news release stated.

Preston B. Weakland is about 5-feet-9-inches tall and has a medium build, short brown hair and brown eyes, police reported.

Police are charging Weakland with attempted homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide, aggravated assault and multiple firearms-related charges.

The shooting allegedly took place at about 2:40 p.m. Saturday near the area of 17th Street and 7th Avenue.

Weakland is considered to be armed and dangerous, police advised.

People with information regarding his whereabouts are requested to call the APD at 814-949-2490.


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