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Man shot in head on PA Turnpike, police say

By Madison Montag | (TNS)

A 40-year-old man was shot in the head on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lancaster County on Friday afternoon, causing a section of the highway to close for several hours, according to state police.

The shooting took place around 1:15 p.m. at mile marker 291.3 in Brecknock Township, according to a police report. PennDOT listed the incident near the Bowmansville Service Plaza – Morgantown, according to

The victim was taken to Reading Hospital, but his condition was not immediately clear.

Anyone with information about the shooting, or who was driving on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in that area around 1:10 p.m., is asked to contact state police at Lancaster at 717-290-1961.

A detour was in place for eastbound traffic at Exit 286 for Reading. Drivers were to take Route 222 to Route 322 east, before taking Route 23 to Route 10 and reentering the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the Morgantown Interchange.

PennDOT first listed the highway closure around 2:30 p.m.

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