TOBYHANNA, PA – Police were responding to multiple shooting scenes in Monroe County, Pennsylvania Monday night.
“Rapid gunfire was reported in A Pocono Country Place, at the Dollar General store in Tobyhanna, at Stoogies on Route 196, and at multiple locations,” said Michael Penn, Mayor of Mount Pocono. “Currently, there are 4 known victims at 4 or 5 crimes scenes. Please consider this a developing community safety danger.”
Some residents in the area were ordered to shelter-in-place.
Dollar General Store Manager Nicole Hull told WNEP she rushed a customer to safety when gunfire broke out and then heard “about 15-20 shots more.”
“It was scary. I’m used to living next to a gun range so, in my head, it’s oh, it’s the gun range, but in reality. It was right next to us and it started in our parking lot and then migrated over there,” Hull told the station.
Multiple law enforcement agencies were called in to help. The shooter(s) remain at large.
Due to several shooting incidents in the area, Police are asking those on the 196 corridor between Pocono Country Place and Pocono Farms East to shelter in place. Report any suspicious activity.
— Monroe County OEM (@MonroeCtyOEM) January 19, 2021