A 37-year-old West York man died Wednesday after a shooting that set off a manhunt that spanned parts of the borough and involved officers from surrounding departments.
William Terrell of South Highland Avenue was shot in the parking lot of Suzanne's Wash House, a coin-operated laundry at the intersection of West King Street and South Highland Avenue, about 5:30 p.m.
He was shot multiple times and taken to York Hospital, said West York Police Chief Justin Seibel.
A woman who lives nearby said she heard about five shots and saw a man lying in the parking lot near a maroon sedan.
Terrell was pronounced dead at the hospital at 9:55 p.m., said York County Chief Deputy Coroner Claude Stabley.
An autopsy will be performed at Allentown's Leigh Valley Hospital Thursday morning, he said.
Manhunt: The alleged shooter fled the scene after the shooting and was seen by responding West York Police officers running north on Highland Avenue.
"Right now he fled the scene and we're trying to ascertain who the suspect is," Seibel said about 8 p.m.
Police officers from West York, West Manchester Township and York City and York County Sheriff's deputies descended on North Highland Avenue, West Philadelphia, North Adams and Stanton streets and searched the area. For a period of time Stanton Street was closed to traffic.
Officers with rifles walked the sidewalks, shining flashlights under parked cars as roving patrol cars slowly passed and shined spotlights into the dark. A police K-9 aided in the search and attempted to track the trail of the unnamed suspect.
Search over: After more than an hour, officers had searched all areas where the suspect was reportedly seen, Seibel said.
At the scene of the shooting, West York Police officers marked and gathered evidence near the maroon sedan.
As of midnight, police were still collecting evidence and actively searching for the suspect.
The fatal shooting is the 14th homicide of the year in York County, according to the coroner's office.