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New Castle Police investigate motive behind shooting that wounds three

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NEW CASTLE, Pa. - Three people were shot inside a New Castle home early Friday morning.

Gunfire erupted at around 3:00 a.m. on East Hillcrest Avenue.

When the shooting stopped three people were injured.

Shawntelle Johnson was grazed in the head with a bullet. Her husband Montral Johnson suffered shots to his ankle and two to his arm. Michael Foster was the most seriously injured, with a gunshot wound to the neck.

Neighbors appeared shocked that it happened on this side of town.

Nikko Froce who lives just two doors away said, "Nothing ever goes on over here."

"Nothing ever goes on over here."

Mark Yorosh lives just down the street, "I heard some shots go off. I got a text message from some of my friends saying there was a shooting on Hillcrest. And I was just surprised."

The motive for the shooting is still unclear, but police say drugs were likely involved.

According to investigators Michael Foster went to Shawntell and Montral Johnson's home at around 2:45, just before the shooting started.

Two weapons were found at the scene along with suspected drug paraphernalia.

Two children in the home witnessed the shooting, but were in an upstairs bedroom and were unharmed.

"One of the kids that lived there is like my best friend, I grew up with him."

As emergency responders arrived at the scene a pit bull got loose, becoming aggressive.

When the dog tried to attack, that's when an officer shot the animal.

Investigators now want to talk to those involved before filing any charges.

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