Reading PA security officer shot in nightclub disturbance www.privateofficer.com
Reading PA April 3 2012 What started as an altercation inside The Silo nightclub ended with a security supervisor and at least two other people shot in the parking lot of the Bern Township business early Sunday, police said.
One of the victims was in critical condition in Reading Hospital late Sunday, officials said.
The search continued for the shooter, who authorities said opened fire just before 2 a.m.
“We have several leads, but nothing solid at this point,” Bern Township Police Sgt. Michael A. Hoffert said.
Silo security supervisor Bobby Newton was treated in Reading Hospital for a gunshot wound to the buttocks, police said.
The other men remained in the hospital Sunday night:
Bryheem Alston, address unavailable, who was shot in the chest, was in critical condition, authorities said.
Julian Acosta, Reading, who was shot in the abdomen or back, was in serious condition, officials said.
The victims’ ages were not immediately available.
According to Hoffert, police received reports of another victim either stabbed or shot. But a fourth victim had not been found, he said.
He said there was a confrontation in the upper level of the club that carried outside to the parking lot. Investigators had no details about what happened inside.
Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams urged witnesses to come forward with information to aid in the investigation.
“We think there were a couple hundred people there,” he said. “We’re certain people who were at the club have information on the actors involved in this shooting and we need their help to solve this crime.”
Adams asked anyone with information to call Bern Township police at 610-926-2535 or county detectives at 610-478-7171.