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Rt 30 Shooting Update

New details have been released regarding the shooting which took place last month in Somerset County.

The victim has been identified as 30-year-old, Michael Knisley. According to police, the incident took place February 18 when the victim was found along route 30 in Boswell. Somerset County District Attorney, Jeff Thomas says Knisley suffered four gunshot wounds to the torso and legs.

“The shooting from what we have been able to piece together so far, occurred inside of a vehicle. That vehicle was subsequently reported as stolen and has since been recovered from Columbus, Ohio,” said Thomas.

After being shot, officials believe Knisley was pushed out of the vehicle and left on the roadway. He was later taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center where he remains in critical, but stable condition.

“We are in the process of basically processing that [car] for things like blood, gunshot residue, bullet fragments that sort of thing. We are also issuing a number of other search warrants for various items,” said Thomas.

One suspect was recently taken into custody, questioned and has since been released. At this point, no charges have been filed.

“The investigation is ongoing. And hopefully, once we’ve got some of this information and evidence processed, we can follow-up with criminal charges,” said Thomas.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact State Police at 814-445-4104.

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