York City Police so far have made no arrests in Sunday's homicide of a Baltimore man.

Dontae Wright, 26, died of a gunshot wound to the torso, according to York County Coroner Pam Gay. The coroner's office and city police have different spellings for Wright's first name, but Maryland court records indicate it is Dontae.

York City Police Capt. Tim Utley said detectives have gone back to canvass the area again and re-interview people who might have witnessed the shooting.

Officers were called to the first block of South Penn Street just after midnight for a call of shots fired, Utley said.

"On their way there, they were told there was a gunshot victim," he said.

Officers found Wright on the second floor of a home in the block, according to the captain.

Conscious at scene: "He was still conscious and alert," Utley said. "Officers brought him outside to wait for an ambulance."

But at that point Wright's condition began deteriorating rapidly, he said.

Wright was rushed into surgery at York Hospital but couldn't be saved, the captain said.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 5:49 a.m., according to the coroner's office.

Wright did not tell officers who shot him, or why the shooting happened, Utley said.

However, investigators don't believe the shooting was random, according to Utley.


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Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call city detectives at (717) 849-2219, or call the city's anonymous crime tip line, (717) 849-2204. Or text a tip to 847411.

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