Man, 45, shot and killed in New Castle

Staff Report


A 45-year-old Volant, Pa., man was shot and killed on the west side of New Castle on Saturday night.

Frank Breitenstein was shot about 7:30 p.m. in the vicinity of 314 Bell Ave., New Castle police said.

He died shortly after being admitted to Jameson Memorial Hospital for injuries to his chest. New Castle police had no additional details on the shooting early this afternoon. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide. An autopsy on the body will be performed. New Castle police are asking that anyone with information about the shooting call the department at 724-656-3587.

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