Allentown, like other cities across the nation, is struggling to break through the 'code of the street' to solve homicides and other offenses.
By Manuel Gamiz Jr. The Morning Call
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — It was an hour before closing at the Johana Grocery and Deli and the shop was packed with customers. Outside, several young men were hanging out, as they usually do, when bullets began to fly.
The shots -- fired by a lone gunman -- hit three of the men, including one who made it inside the Allentown deli, then collapsed and died, police said.