A man in his 20s was the victim of a fatal shooting late Sunday in front of an apartment house in the 200 block of North Fourth Street, police said.
Investigators didn’t release any details of the shooting, which happened about 11:20 p.m.
They are withholding his name pending notification of his family.
Detectives took several people to City Hall for questioning and were continuing to interview people this morning. They were also reviewing footage from city surveillance cameras.
The block where the shooting happened was closed until about 7:30 a.m., when police released the crime scene.
A group of people who live in the block gathered in front of a nearby house and heckled police as they searched for evidence within the area cordoned by crime scene tape.
A female resident who witnessed the shooting said the victim was among a group of people hanging out on the porch of the apartment house at 226 N. Fourth St. when gunfire erupted from across the street.
“We was just chillin’ on the porch,” she said, declining to give her name. “We was drinking, having a good time and a bunch of guys came up and started shooting at us.”
The people on the porch ran inside, but the victim was shot before he could make it through the door. He collapsed at the bottom of the staircase.
She said the gunmen fired from across the street.
Several rounds struck a car parked in front the building. There were also bullet holes in the exterior brick wall next to the front door.
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