Teenager Fatally Shot in Loyalsock Township Parking Lot, Investigation Underway

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP, PA – A tragic incident unfolded on Saturday night as a fifteen-year-old boy lost his life in a shooting at a local restaurant’s parking lot. The Lycoming County Coroner’s Office confirmed the victim’s passing at Friday’s on East Third St. in Loyalsock Township.

The shooting occurred at approximately 6:35 p.m., prompting a rapid response from emergency services. Despite efforts to save him, the victim succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at UPMC Williamsport. County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. is preparing for an autopsy on Monday to further investigate the situation.

At this time, details about the victim have not been released, and authorities are yet to make an arrest in connection with the incident. The scene was attended by numerous state troopers, Loyalsock Township firefighters, and paramedics, who responded to the distressing situation at the crowded restaurant.

Eyewitnesses recounted hearing multiple gunshots and observing chaotic scenes unfold outside the restaurant. A Sunbury volunteer firefighter took quick action to protect patrons inside, guiding them away from windows and potential danger. The community member recalled the harrowing experience, emphasizing the need for vigilance in an increasingly unpredictable world.

Efforts to process the scene and gather information are ongoing, as law enforcement officials work diligently to unravel the circumstances surrounding the tragic event. With the parking lot cordoned off for investigation, the community is left reeling from the impact of the violence that unfolded in a place meant for gatherings and enjoyment.