York City Police are looking into whether Tuesday evening's shooting of a York City man is related to a Saturday-night shooting in the same area, city Capt. Tim Utley said.

Both shootings happened in the 300 block of West Gay Avenue.

"They were not random shootings," Utley said. "We know some of the names and the players who are involved, and we are working on tying that all together."

Marquese Love, 21, of York, was shot once in the right thigh at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to police.

Witnesses told officers a male shot at Love from a vehicle, after which the vehicle took off, heading eastbound, police said.

Love's hospital condition could not be obtained, but Utley said Love's wound is not life-threatening.

First incident: Michael Shingler of York City was shot in the back about 9:45 p.m. Saturday in the same block, police have said.

Witnesses reported hearing about five gunshots.

Shingler was treated and released from York Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Utley confirmed detectives are investigating to see whether the two shootings are connected.

But detectives still need to speak with people who have information about either or both of the incidents, the captain said.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at (717) 846-1234, or call 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.


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