ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The tragic shooting in Allentown, Pennsylvania has rocked the community, claiming the lives of a 1-year-old boy and his 44-year-old grandmother. Last Friday night, Sebastian Serrano and Ada Ortiz were inside a home when they were fatally shot, leaving the city in mourning.
The violent incident also left a 66-year-old man wounded, but his identity has not been made public. Allentown police have not disclosed any details about the shooting, nor have they made any arrests in connection to the case. However, a GoFundMe for Ortiz’s family has stated that a shooter broke into her home and opened fire, shedding light on the terrifying nature of the crime.
According to the Lehigh County Coroner, the deaths of Serrano and Ortiz have been ruled as homicides, marking them as the 17th and 18th homicide victims in Allentown in 2023. The sensitive nature of the ongoing homicide investigation has prompted Allentown police officer Daniel Gross to refrain from releasing additional information at this time.
The shooting also left several other victims in its wake, including a man and a woman who suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a separate incident. Demitrius Campbell was arrested in connection with this shooting, but authorities believe there is another shooter who remains at large. Furthermore, three men were shot in a separate, unconnected incident, sustaining non-life-threatening injuries as well.
The tragedies in Allentown paint a heartbreaking picture of the devastating impact of gun violence, with the community left to grapple with the loss of innocent lives. The investigation into these senseless acts of violence continues, as the city seeks to find justice for the victims and their families.