OC police looking for suspects in shooting during home invasion

Oil City police are still looking for suspects in connection with an armed home invasion that happened at about 2 a.m. Saturday on Cornplanter Avenue.

Chief Dave Ragon told the newspaper Monday night that officers were dispatched to the residence for a report of a man who had been shot multiple times.

“We’re not sure how many times he was shot, we’re getting conflicting information,” Ragon said.

The man was transported to UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie with non-life-threatening injuries and was released later Saturday, Ragon said.

Ragon said the department is still in the “early stages” of its investigation and that even though a suspect isn’t in custody, officers have “some ideas.”

“We did speak to people and we have some ideas, but they’re not cooperating really well,” Ragon said.

Ragon said he doesn’t believe this was a random act and doesn’t feel the suspects are a threat to the public at large.

“I think this was a localized event … they knew exactly where they were going and what they were doing at that house,” Ragon said.

Ragon urged anyone with information on the incident to contact police at (814) 676-3080. Callers can remain anonymous.