One of three York City teens shot on Labor Day is criminally charged for allegedly lying to police about his identity immediately after the shooting.

The 17-year-old male, whose name has not been made public, was charged as a juvenile Tuesday with providing false information to law enforcement, according to York City Police Capt. Tim Utley.

His mother told detectives he likely gave police a fake name because he is on probation for unrelated charges, Utley said.

He and two others — a 16-year-old male and 18-year-old Britney Toomey — suffered gunshot wounds about 7:30 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of West Princess Street, police have said.

The two juveniles were shot in the leg; Toomey was shot in the arm and leg, police said. All were treated at local hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries, police have said.

It was only when investigators tried to track him down at York Hospital that they realized he had given them a false name, Utley said.

The background: Utley said detectives continue to investigate the shooting. So far, no arrests have been made.

The shooting was not random, according to the captain, who said it appears one of the males was targeted by the shooter.

Police said a car pulled into the 800 block of West Princess Street, after which two people got out and started shooting.


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One of the male victims told officers he was sitting on a porch when he heard a pop and thought it was fireworks, until the second gunshot hit him in the leg, police said. That victim said he thought the gunfire came from near the corner of West Princess and Sheridan streets, police said.

Toomey was sitting on her porch when gunfire erupted and she was shot, Utley said.

Gun found: Investigators collected shell casings from the scene, the captain said, and also seized a discarded handgun.

It is unclear at this point who had that weapon, the captain confirmed.

The gun was found behind the home where the male victims were shot, according to Utley.

Anyone with information is asked to call city detectives at (717) 849-2219, 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.