Pennsylvania police responding to active shooting near Walmart, manhunt underway for suspect, reports say

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Police in Pittston Township, Pennsylvania are responding to an active shooter situation near a Walmart Supercenter, according to local reports. 

At least one person was shot outside the store, which is off State Route 315. 

Police responding to a shooting near a Walmart Supercenter in Pittston, Pennsylvania. 

Police responding to a shooting near a Walmart Supercenter in Pittston, Pennsylvania. 
(WOLF-TV)

The suspect remains at large, FOX 56 reported. Officials described the suspect as a Black man with dreadlocks, wearing a blue shirt with white lettering. 

Traffic in the area was shut down while authorities responded to the scene. Motorists were told to avoid the area, The Times Leader reported. A witness told the paper that they saw an injured person being taken from a nail salon. 

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No further details were released. 

Social media posted online showed a heavy police presence at the plaza, with helicopters flying overhead. 

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Pittston Township is a small town in northwestern Pennsylvania, about 130 miles from New York City. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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