York City teen shot in shoulder


A York City teenager is expected to survive a gunshot wound he suffered early Thursday morning, police said.

The 16-year-old, whose name was not released, was shot once in the shoulder and was driven to York Hospital in a private vehicle by another teenager, according to York City Police Lt. Troy Bankert, who supervises the city's detective bureau.

About 1 a.m., an anonymous person called 911 to report gunfire in the 100 block of South Pine Street, the lieutenant said.

Responding officers found and collected evidence at the scene, including spent shell casings, but there was no one on the street to ask what had happened, he said.

Before officers even got to the scene, York Hospital alerted police that a victim had walked into the hospital with a single gunshot wound to the shoulder, Bankert said.

The wound is not considered life-threatening, he said.

Officers spoke with the teen at the hospital, but obtained little information.

"The victim was uncooperative," Bankert said — both before his parents arrived and later, in the presence of his parents.

Detectives are investigating, he said, and will try to interview the teen again.

At this point the motive of the shooting is unknown, according to Bankert.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call city detectives at (717) 849-2219, or call the city's anonymous crime tip line, (717) 849-2214. Or text a tip to "YORKTIPS" at 847411.

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