Shane Brown
Shane Brown

A York City man was killed and two teenagers were wounded in a shooting at a York City party early Sunday morning, said police, who arrested the alleged shooter but are still trying to determine his motive.

Denzel Damien Turane, 18, of the 100 block of West Maple Street, was pronounced dead at York Hospital a short time after he was shot at 112 W. Jackson St. just before 1 a.m., according to York City Police.

Police found him outside the home after they were summoned for a report of a shooting.

Police later arrested 16-year-old Shane Darell Brown of 610 W. Philadelphia St., Apt. 7, in York City. He is charged with homicide, attempted homicide and aggravated assault in the shooting. He remains in York County Prison without bail.

Brown opened fire into a crowd of people inside the house during a birthday party, police allege.

2 girls shot: Two York City girls also were struck by bullets, police said.

A 14-year-old girl was critically injured when she was shot in the arm and chest and underwent surgery at York Hospital, police said.

A 16-year-old girl, whose leg was grazed by a bullet, was taken to York Hospital in a private vehicle and was treated and released, according to Brown's charging documents.

The 16-year-old shooting victim told police members of the city's south-side and west-end neighborhood gangs were at the party but there were no problems between the groups.

The two girls had been dancing in the dining room when the music went off, documents state.

Fired into crowd: Brown was sitting on a couch in the dining room when Turane walked into the room from the front living room. Brown stood up on the couch and allegedly started firing at people, causing them to rush out the back of the house, documents state.

Turane was running out of the house when he was shot. The 16-year-old victim told police she saw Turane jump off a porch and into a yard, documents state. Officers found an unresponsive Turane lying facedown in the yard, shot multiple times, police said.

Tyeron Davis
Tyeron Davis

The 16-year-old victim identified Brown as the shooter when investigators showed her a photo lineup, documents state.

Police recovered several 9mm bullet casings from the dining room, police said.

Three sought: Detectives on Monday morning said they were looking to question three men who were at the party with Brown, according to Lt. Tim Utley, who supervises the city detective bureau.

They are Tyeron D. Davis, 19, Shamar A. McCowin, 23, and Javar R. Wirfel, 19, all of York City, he said.

By Monday afternoon, detectives said they'd spoken with Davis and Wirfel, but were still looking for McCowin.

Utley said it's believed Turane was Brown's target and the girls were struck by stray bullets.

Shamar McCowin
Shamar McCowin

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused Brown to shoot Turane, Utley said.

On Sunday, a number of Turane's family and friends gather in the back yard of the home near a makeshift memory of burning candles. They declined comment.

Turane: Sedale Jameson, 24, heard gunshots from his West Jackson street home on Sunday morning. He knew Turane and described him as someone who "stayed to himself."

"He treated people like they wanted to be treated," said Jameson. "He treated people with respect."

The whole thing is baffling, said Arleta Riviera, a York City resident and friend of Turane's family.

"This is just too much," she said. "This is ridiculous. What can the city do? It seems like every other weekend there's another shooting.

Javar Wirfel
Javar Wirfel
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Anyone with information about the shooting or on the whereabouts of the three men wanted for questioning is asked to call city detectives at 849-2219 or call the city's the anonymous tip line at 849-2204. Or text a tip to 847411.

-- Staff writer Liz Evans Scolforo contributed to this report.