Police pursuit leads to shooting, injuries in Allentown, Pa.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (WPVI) -- One person was injured after shots were fir-----
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There were two crime scenes, one where the incident began on the 300 block of Johnson Street and another about a mile away in the area of 2nd and Brookdale streets.

Allentown police told Action News that officers responded to an apparent burglary in progress, which led to the pursuit and ultimately gunfire.

The shooting that followed led to several injuries, though none are considered to be life-threatening.

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Reports of a police-involved shooting in Allentown: as seen on Action News at 6 p.m., February 18, 2019



Detectives were still on scene late into the evening. Neighbors said that the cop cars bring peace of mind to their normally quiet street disrupted by gunfire earlier in the afternoon.

"We came out here and say how quickly the police came and how quickly they were on the scene," said Alex Hazzard of Allentown.

What ended with a barrage of bullets, police said started as a burglary about a mile away.
Detectives said they spotted suspects who had just broken into a home on the 300 block of Johnson Street and when they tried to stop the bandits it triggered a chase.

The view from Chopper 6 showed a number of police vehicles on the scene.

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Chopper 6 over scene of shooting in Allentown, Pa. on February 18, 2019.



Resident watched in horror from their doorsteps as police swarmed the suspects at 2nd and Brookdale.

The department would not say if the officers ever came under fire and it is not immediately clear if the suspects were armed, but a black sedan and 16 evidence markers quickly became the focal point of the officer-involved shooting.
It's not known if any shots were fired at police.

Police said one of the suspects was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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