Condition improves for woman shot in head
DANVILLE - Hospital officials reported Tuesday shooting victim Salicia Yost's condition was upgraded to serious condition from critical.
Yost has been hospitalized since Feb. 8 after doctors discovered she had been shot in the head.
A passer-by found Yost, 20, of Milton, alone inside a vehicle registered out of state that appeared to have crashed into a snow pile along Irish Valley Road, three miles north of Shamokin. After the bullet wound was confirmed with police, an attempted homicide investigation was launched.
Two men, Rafael Diroche, 28, of 250 S. Poplar St., Apt. 3, Mount Carmel and Esteven Soto, 30, of 1752 Walton Ave., 6A, Bronx, N.Y, were charged with gun and drug possession charges hours after the wound was found. While both were questioned, neither man nor anyone else has been charged with shooting Yost.
Diroche and Soto are set to appear for rescheduled preliminary hearings March 5 before Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones. The hearings have twice been continued from the original date of Feb. 12.