2 hit by gunfire at memorial for traffic victim

Associated Press

HARRISBURG — Authorities say two people were shot and injured on Christmas near a central Pennsylvania memorial set up for a traffic accident victim who police said may have been running to escape gunfire.

Police said the two female victims were shot shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday while they were at the memorial for the victim of the Christmas Eve accident.

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Police are investigating whether the victim of that accident ran into the path of the vehicle as he was fleeing gunshots in the area, either as a potential target or just to avoid the crossfire.

No arrests have been made in either case.