Police: York City man accidentally shoots friend in car

Liz Evans Scolforo

A York City man was shot in the leg Friday night by his friend as the two sat inside a car in the 500 block of South Queen Street, according to police.


Alexander Rivera-Rivera, 20, of Oatman Street, suffered a gunshot wound to his lower left leg, according to York City Police Lt. Troy Bankert, who supervises the city detective bureau.

It happened shortly before 11 p.m. when Christopher Cruz-Ortiz, 21, of West King Street, cleared his gun while sitting in a vehicle, Bankert said.

The gun accidentally discharged, and Rivera-Rivera was struck, the lieutenant said.

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Rivera-Rivera's condition could not be obtained Monday from York Hospital.

Cruz-Ortiz has not been arrested.

"At this time we're not filing any charges, based on the recommendation of the district attorney's office," Bankert said.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.