Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying this person, who they said shot two people inside Norman’s Place bar in the
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying this person, who they said shot two people inside Norman's Place bar in the early-morning hours of Thursday, March 6, 2014. (Courtesy of York City Police)

Police don't yet know why a gunman fired into a York City bar early Thursday morning, wounding two customers. A cash reward is now being offered for information that leads to the shooter being identified.

York City Police Capt. Russ Tschopp said the attack wasn't random.

"It was a targeted (incident)," he said, although the motive remains unknown.

Police are hoping someone recognizes the person seen in surveillance photos investigators released about 12:45 p.m. Thursday.

The attack: Quran Brown-Curry and Norman Turpin were sitting at the bar at Norman's Place, 354 E. College Ave., about 12:20 a.m. when the entrance door opened and someone fired three shots from the doorway, according to Tschopp.

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Brown-Curry, 29, of East College Avenue, suffered a single gunshot wound to his back, which exited through his chest, the captain said.

He was unconscious when officers arrived at the scene and was rushed to York Hospital, where he underwent surgery, Tschopp said.

Brown-Curry's hospital condition could not be obtained, but police said he was critically injured.

Shot in arm: Turpin, 32, of West Jackson Street, was shot in the right arm and also was transported to York Hospital for treatment, according to the captain. His hospital condition could not be obtained.

Tschopp said Turpin's wound wasn't immediately life-threatening, and that the victim was awake and talking when officers arrived at the bar.


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Turpin is not the "Norman" who owns Norman's Place, Tschopp confirmed.

In addition to the shooter, there may also have been a getaway driver involved, the captain said.

Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to the tipster who identifies the shooter. Callers can remain anonymous. Call (800) 4PA-TIPS, or visit pacrimestoppers.org.

Tipsters can also call York City detectives at (717) 849-2219, or the city's anonymous crime tip line, (717) 849-2204. Or anonymously text a tip to YORKTIPS at 847411.

-- Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.