Man in serious condition following shooting incident in Sullivan County
State police said Monday afternoon that no charges had been filed yet in connection with an incident that occurred over the weekend in Cherry Township, which left a 35-year-old man in serious condition at an area hospital with a gunshot wound.
State police explained that they are still actively investigating the case.
The incident started shortly before midnight on Saturday when a 37-year-old male suspect arrived at the scene of a privately owned business in Cherry Township and began to verbally harass his girlfriend, police said.
The suspect then entered the business, which was closed at the time, through a front door after smashing out a garage-door window, police said.
Once inside, the suspect continued to verbally harass his girlfriend and began verbally harassing other males at the scene, police said.
The suspect and the 35-year-old man became involved in a physical altercation and ended up fighting each other on the ground inside the garage, police said.
A 28-year-old man, who owns the business, tried to separate the suspect from the 35-year-old man, at which time the 28-year-old man's handgun discharged, police said.
The 35-year-old man, who was hit with the bullet, was transported by emergency medical helicopter to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, where he was admitted in serious condition, police said.
State police at Laporte have not yet released the names of anyone involved in the incident.