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Punxsutawney Man Facing Charges

A police criminal complaint is providing new details about Monday night’s double shooting at a residence in Punxsutawney Borough.

Investigators say the suspect, 22-year-old Matthew Brotherton, allegedly broke into the Woodland Avenue home and assaulted the victim, a 27-year-old male, while he was showering.

Police say Brotherton is then accused of firing multiple shots at the victim, striking him in the stomach and the right thigh.

Authorities say the victim reportedly fled to a nearby bedroom where he allegedly retrieved his own firearm and exchanged gunfire with Brotherton, striking him an undisclosed number of times.

Police say, according to a witness who lived at the home, it is believed that Brotherton was “jealous” of the new relationship that she (the witness) was in with the victim.

During the investigation, police say they recovered a magazine that reportedly matched a pistol that was found inside Brotherton’s vehicle at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Police say the weapon was registered to Brotherton, who is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds.

Authorities have not disclosed the condition of Brotherton and the victim, and police say the investigation remains active.

According to online court records, Brotherton has not yet been arraigned on the charges he faces, which are highlighted by attempted murder and two counts of felony aggravated assault.

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