Two people died and more than a dozen others were injured Saturday after a man in Pennsylvania allegedly rammed his vehicle through a fundraising event and then reportedly attacked another victim with a hammer, the Times Leader reports.
Authorities allege that around 6:15 p.m. Saturday, 24-year-old Adrian Oswaldo Sura Reyes drove his car through a crowd of people attending a benefit for victims of a fire from earlier this month that had killed 10 people, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
The fundraiser was being held at the Intoxicology Department bar and restaurant in Berwick.
Investigators have not publicly identified a reason for why Reyes plowed through the crowd. One person was killed and 17 others were left injured, and all were hospitalized. Their conditions or identities were not immediately available Sunday morning. However, the individual who died was a 50-year-old woman, WBRE-TV reports.
Police say Reyes fled the scene and within minutes assaulted a female in nearby Nescopeck, reportedly using a hammer, according to the Patriot-News. The female victim died.
Reyes faces two counts of criminal homicide and is being held in the Columbia County Correctional Facility after being denied bail.
Our first look at the suspect in tonight’s incidents, on his way to be arraigned. His name will be released by state police once the arraignment is complete.
When asked if he had any comment, he just said “sorry.” pic.twitter.com/0jD7alFrrI
— Kevin Carroll (@TLKevinCarroll) August 14, 2022
Early Sunday morning, Times Leader reporter Kevin Carroll posted a video of Reyes being led out of a building in handcuffs escorted by police.
He appeared to greet reporters by saying “hi” and waving his hands.
Journalists then asked if he had anything to say.
“I’m sorry,” Reyes said before being loaded into a waiting police vehicle. “I’m sorry.”
Anyone who was at Saturday’s fundraising event who took photos or video or who may have surveillance footage from the area is asked to send such materials to the Pennsylvania State Police.
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