Westmoreland man charged in shooting |

Westmoreland man charged in shooting

A 39-year-old New Florence man is facing multiple criminal charges for an incident last month in Indiana County where he allegedly shot at a Blairsville area man during an argument, police said.

David S. Blackburn of New Florence was charged by state police in Indiana with criminal attempt at aggravated assault, making terroristic threats, simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment before Homer City District Judge Susanne Steffee.

Police allege Blackburn fired two rounds at the victim, causing a minor injury to the 37-year-old’s head. The shooting occurred about 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at a residence along Reynolds Road.

No further details were released about the incident or the extent of the victim’s injuries.

Blackburn was released on signature bond pending a preliminary hearing Nov. 17 before Steffee.

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