CHAMBERSBURG – On 12/31/2020 at approximately 8:07 PM the Chambersburg Police were called to 987 Wayne Ave. for the report of shots fired.
Upon arrival, officers found that a male victim had been shot and was no longer present at the scene. Witnesses who remained stated that the victim left as the passenger in a dark-colored sedan. Witnesses also stated the suspects fled in a Ford SUV, silver or gray in color. The victim was taken to the Chambersburg Hospital and dropped off by the driver of the dark-colored sedan.
The victim was then flown by helicopter to a trauma center for further treatment. While at the scene it was found that two occupied vehicles, one unoccupied vehicle, and two business exterior walls were struck by bullets during the shooting. None of the individuals in the occupied vehicles were injured. An investigation into the shooting revealed that the shooter was known to one of the witnesses. Chambersburg Police Officers responded to an address previously connected to the suspect, Nijah Malik Abdul Rahim, at approximately 12:15 AM on January 1, 2021. While the police were at the residence Rahim fled from the rear door of the residence. Chambersburg Police Officers, with the assistance of the Pennsylvania State Police, were able to apprehend Rahim shortly after he fled the residence.
Rahim was transported to the Franklin County Jail for charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, and reckless endangerment and illegal firearms use, in addition to a previous warrant held by the Chambersburg Police Department for a similar crime. The victim and Rahim are known to each other and this is an isolated incident. Citizens should feel safe patronizing the businesses in the area of 987 Wayne Ave. as Rahim was taken to the Franklin County Jail. If anyone has further information regarding this incident they are asked to contact the Chambersburg Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 717-264-4131 or leave a tip on Crime Watch.