Three York City shootings injure 5 men overnight

Christopher Dornblaser
  • Three separate shootings in York City occurred within two hours of each other Thursday night.
  • Five men were taken to hospital, including Akeem Richardson, who was listed in critical condition.
  • Police are currently unsure if any of all shootings are related.

Three separate shootings in York City Thursday night left five men injured, including one in critical condition.

Paramedics arrive on the scene of a second shooting at Princess St. and West Ave., Thursday June 9, 2016. This was one of three shootings on the night that involved 5 people. Amanda J. Cain photo

The first shooting happened about 9:15 p.m near Pershing Avenue and Lafayette Street at Penn Park. Marcquan Way, 20, was found at the scene with a gunshot wound in his back, according to York City Police.

Way was taken to York Hospital, where his condition is listed as stable, but he refused to  discuss the circumstances of the shooting, police said.

The shooting happened about two hours after William Penn Senior High School's graduation ceremony, which was held in the school auditorium.

Second shooting: The second shooting happened near the corner of West Princess Street and Salem Avenue about 10:23 p.m. Officers at the scene of the first shooting were seen driving off with their emergency lights and sirens on, headed to the second scene.

Two shooting victims were found at the scene, including 21-year-old Akeem Richardson.

Richardson suffered wounds to his left forearm and torso and, as of Friday morning, his condition was listed as critical, according to police. He was in surgery Friday morning.

Dominique Johnson, 24, was shot in his right finger and left elbow and is in stable condition, according to police.

Anthony Gonzalez, who lives near the scene, said he heard roughly four gunshots. He was sitting on his neighbor's porch when he heard them, he said.

Police said they had no reason to suspect the two shootings were related.

Third shooting: Two men were shot during the third shooting, which happened at the 100 block of North State Street near East Gas Avenue about 11:05 p.m.

Frankie Ford III, 34, was shot in the right thigh and left calf, and Quintin Brown, 33, suffered a gunshot wound to his right calf, according to police. Both men were listed in stable condition.

It was unclear Thursday night whether the third shooting is related to either of the other two.

Anyone with information is asked to call York City Police at (717) 846-1234.

The three shootings come on the heels of a violent day in York County.

On Thursday morning, a York County sheriff's deputy was shot in the face on the 900 block of East Philadelphia Street in York City. The deputy returned fire, fatally striking his attacker, officials said.

Sheriff: Deputy shot in face while serving York City warrant

The rash of shootings came less than 24 hours after homicide charges were filed against Regina Lester, 30, of Jackson Township, whose 3-year-old daughter was found unconscious in their home Wednesday night.

The toddler, Isabel Rose Godfrey, died at York Hospital, according to Northern York County Regional Police.

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