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Second Shooting Incident in Bedford County

August 26th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports two  Bedford shooting incidents within 24 hours involved the same group of activists traveling through the area to a Washington, D.C., Black Lives Matter event.

At the first event at 11:35 p.m. Monday, a man who was participating in the march was shot in what state police called an “exchange of gunfire” following a confrontation with a property owner. 

The second was reported as a “shots fired” incident just before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at a hotel where some marchers were staying near the Bedford turnpike exit. 

Trooper Joseph Dunsmore, state public information officer, said no one was injured, and the two are being investigated as separate incidents. 

State police in Bedford said in a news release that Monday’s confrontation between the group of activists and two residents resulted in one activist being taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown for treatment – as the group stood vigil Tuesday morning. He was released later Tuesday, police said. 

About 30 marchers were on a journey to Washington, the state police release said.

Troopers questioned two people at the barracks on Tuesday.

Group spokesman Frank Nitty, who identified himself as a community advocate, said the group is walking from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to the nation’s capital for a rally on Friday.

2 Responses to “Second Shooting Incident in Bedford County”

  1. August 26, 2020 at 1:50 pm, jackblack said:

    Well….I do believe you barked up the wrong tree.Bring us SOROS and we’ll call it even.You best take inventory of the whole picture.BLM ,IS NOT ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE—AND THE ENTIRE COUNTRY KNOWS IT!!!


    • August 27, 2020 at 8:06 am, Ken said:

      > Bring us SOROS?


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