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Three shot, one killed, in early morning city shootings

Christopher Dornblaser

Three people were shot, one fatally, in York City early Saturday morning, according to a release from the York City Police Department.

About 7:45 a.m., officers were sent to 211 S. Pine St. for a reported shooting victim. Eugene Brabham, 36, of 246 W. Maple St., had been shot twice and was taken to York Hospital, where he died, according to police.

Police say it is believed that Brabham was engaged in a dispute or was being robbed before he was shot.

The York County Coroner's Office confirmed Saturday that Brabham underwent emergency surgery but succumbed to his injuries at 9:38 a.m.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Three York City shootings injure 5 men overnight

Earlier shootings: At 2:25 a.m. Saturday, police were sent to the 200 block of South George Street. A crowd had gathered in front of 240 S. George St., and shots were heard. Police sent to the scene found no victim there.

The victim, Edwin Wintermyers III, 28, of York, showed up later at York Hospital, police said. He had been shot once in the left wrist. According to police, he was last listed in stable condition.

At 3:45 a.m., officers were called to 250 S. Penn St. after a 10-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder in the home, police said.

Police said Marquez Jabar McCowin, 28, of York, was having a dispute with family members, went to the back of the home and began shooting at Christina Harris. One shot hit the boy. The boy was taken to York Hospital and was listed in stable condition, according to police.

A warrant has been obtained for McCowin. He is expected to face four counts of aggravated assault, six counts of reckless endangerment, three counts each of simple assault and criminal mischief, and a single count each of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Lt. Troy Bankert, who oversees the York City Police Department's detective bureau, said Saturday that witnesses were being cooperative and no one was in custody.

He said there was no evidence that the shootings were related.

There have not been many reported shootings in the city recently, but Bankert said that in his experience, the shootings seem to come in waves.

"We had a dry spell for a while, and then all of a sudden, we get a couple in a couple of days," he said.

York City shooting victim ID'd

On June 10, three separate shootings happened in the city in a span of less than three hours.

Anyone with information about the recent shootings can call York City Police at (717) 846-1234 or call the city's anonymous crime tip line, (717) 849-2204. Or text "yorktips" and your information to 847-411.

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