Five sought for questioning in York shootout that killed 1, injured 2
York City detectives want to speak to five people about Sunday's shootout at Girard Park that killed one person and injured two others. One of the people being sought was also one of the gunshot victims, police said.
About 10 bullets from 9 mm guns were fired, apparently by two people, during the 7:05 p.m. shootout, city police have said.
Killed was 25-year-old Wayne Allen Weedon Jr. of East Boundary Avenue, according to police.
John Middleton Jr. and a 17-year-old male suffered gunshot wounds but survived, police have said.
Middleton, 19, of Dallastown, suffered three gunshot wounds to his leg and back, and was treated at York Hospital, city police have said.
He is now one of five men being sought for questioning in Weedon's homicide, city Detective First Class Jeff Spence said.
The other four young men being sought are Brady Koehler, 21; Bradley Koehler, 16; Sabien Weaver, 17; and Damoni Weaver, 19, according to Spence.
'Different stories': On Wednesday, York City Police Chief Wes Kahley said investigators still haven't determined exactly what preceded the shootout.
"We're still trying to determine what took place," he said. "We have a lot of different stories and are trying to verify and corroborate things."
Weedon died of a gunshot wound to the torso, according to the York County Coroner's Office. He is the third homicide victim in York County this year.
The 17-year-old, who lives in the suburbs outside York, was shot in the foot, according to police.
Shootout: The two shooters were standing about 30 yards away from each other, and both were firing 9 mm ammunition, according to Lt. Troy Bankert, who supervises the city detective bureau.
Bankert said there were two groups of people in the park at the time, but that everyone fled before officers arrived, except the three shooting victims.
Weedon was a doting father to his two children, according to his sister, Nakesha Muldrow.
He was taking technology courses online and "was a young man with renewed purpose, promise and direction," she said.
Anyone with information about the shooting incident is asked to call York County Crime Stoppers at (717) 755-TIPS, or call York City Police during normal business hours at (717) 846-1234, or text a tip and "Yorktips" to 847411.
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