Police investigating another shooting in city

Christopher Dornblaser

York City Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on West Mason Avenue and South Hartley Street on Monday evening.

The call for the shooting came in around 6:15 p.m., according to York County 911. Police had blocked off a portion of the road where bullet casings could be seen on the ground. Police were investigating the scene until around 7:45.

Jennifer Sperduto, who lives on South Hartley Street, said she was watching television in her room when she heard eight to 15 shots and saw someone on the ground in an alley near her home. After that, she called the police.

She said she saw a boy between the age of 13 and 15, shot in the hip, who was "floating in and out of consciousness." Sperduto said she helped administer care to him through the guidance of 911 until the ambulance arrived. She said he was awake when the ambulance arrived.

The shooting took place just hours after York City's mayor, police chief and three members held a news conference about the recent violence in the city. Many neighbors on South Hartley Street declined to speak about the violence.

"People are scared because everybody gets shot at," Sperduto said.

She said she has seen about 20 shootings in the past year she has lived in her home. Her home had several bullet holes in the front and a broken window she said was the result of a gunshot. One bullet even went through her building and into her couch, she said.

"I've got gunshots all over my house," she said.

None of the bullet holes were from that night's shooting, she said.

Police confirmed there was a victim in a shooting on West Mason Avenue and South Hartley Street on Monday, January 11, 2015.

Sperduto said people have been moving out of her neighborhood because of the violence, and she is next.

"I've never, ever, ever dealt with this many shootings in my life," she said.

Sperduto, who runs Nonna's Italian Catering in York, will be opening her business in West Chester while someone else runs her York business.

She said she was about to send her son to take out the garbage when the shooting happened.

"You can't even take the garbage out," she said.

Officers at the scene said questions should be directed to Lt. Troy Bankert, who could not be reached for comment.

As of 9:45 p.m. Monday, York City Police had not released any additional information on the shooting.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com.