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Teen dead, another wounded in Monroe shooting

A 15-year-old Monroe County teen was shot to death, another wounded, on Sunday in an apparent robbery.

State police at Lehighton identified the deceased as Aiden Paiz, of Kunkletown.

A 17-year-old male, also from Kunkletown, was taken to the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Pocono Campus, East Stroudsburg.

A third juvenile was not injured.

Troopers said the incident occurred at 7:19 p.m. at the Rainbow Terrace Cul de sac, near Squirrelwood Court, in Polk Township. Troopers said the three teen boys were stopped at that location when they were approached by multiple assailants.

The assailants robbed them and then shot multiple rounds into a vehicle where the juveniles were.

Troopers said the two teens were struck by the bullets, with Paiz being pronounced dead at the scene.

The Troop N Major Case Team is investigating the incident as a homicide. The investigation is ongoing and further details will be released as they become available, troopers said.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at Lehighton barracks at 610-681-1850 or state police at Fern Ridge at 570-646-2271.

Crime tape marks off a shooting Sunday night in Polk Township. COPYRIGHT LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS