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Two dead at shootout, crash in downtown Johnstown

Two men are dead and Johnstown police are searching for three others involved in a daytime shooting Wednesday in the city’s Cambria City section, authorities said.

Authorities say police are still searching for three other individuals who were involved in the shooting, however, police have not specified how they were involved nor have they provided descriptions of the individuals.

Wednesday’s shooting in the Cambria City neighborhood of Johnstown resulted in the deaths of two individuals and the search for three others, according to officials.

At three o’clock in the afternoon, police reported hearing gunfire coming from inside two separate automobiles. where the Sixth Street and the Broad Street intersection is. A collision occurred between one of the automobiles and a parked car along Broad Street, and the other collision occurred at the intersection of Dibert and Napoleon streets in the Kernville neighborhood of the city.

According to the Cambria County Coroner Jeffrey Lees, one of the men passed away at the scene of the incident from a gunshot wound, while the other man passed away at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

Windber’s ForensicDx will perform autopsies Thursday.

According to the statement made by the Cambria County District Attorney Gregory Neugebauer, “We believe that this was a targeted encounter between parties.” According to our assessment, there is no risk to the surrounding community.

Even still, the presence of gunplay in the city a day before classes begin causes significant cause for concern for law police.

According to Captain Chad Miller of the local police department, “this was a broad daylight gunshot in the middle of the street.”

Millere stated that given one more day, children would be riding buses back to their homes. “It is completely and utterly out of control. It is time for the community to take action.”

After the incident, a portion of Broad Street that had been closed was opened back up about 6 o’clock in the evening.

Anyone with information on the three individuals can phone 814-472-2100 or text JPD to 847411.

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