Police: Teen shot outside Route 30 Econo Lodge

Sean Philip Cotter

A York City teenager remains in the hospital after he was shot multiple times Saturday night outside the Econo Lodge on Route 30 in Manchester Township, according to police.

Northern York County Regional Police say gunfire erupted in the motel parking lot at about 9:25 p.m. Saturday, with people shooting at least four guns.

During the exchange of bullets, the teenager, whose name wasn't immediately available, suffered gunshot wounds to his torso and leg, according to a news release from police.

Police spray paint at the Econo Lodge on Route 30 indicates where officers found evidence after the Saturday-night shooting.

He was taken from the motel at 222 Arsenal Road to York Hospital for treatment, and, as of Monday afternoon, remained there, police said. No further information about his condition was available Monday.

He had been staying at the Econo Lodge, police said.

On Monday afternoon, dozens of spray-paint markings from police remained in the back lot of the motel. White circles ringed dots and dashes where police had marked evidence. Some encompassed chips taken out of the pavement in theory are where bullets could have ricocheted.

Some bullets sailed farther down the lot, traveling from the empty back lot down to where cars were parked outside occupied rooms. One bullet went through Phil Dillard's car, punching through the driver's and passenger's side front windows of the GMC Terrain SUV.

A bullet punched through the window of Phil Dillard's GMC Terrain during a shootout in the Econo Lodge parking lot Saturday night.

Dillard was asleep, he said, and the shots didn't rouse him.

"The police woke me up," he said.

Dillard, who has been at the Econo Lodge for about a month, he said, has put clear tape over the bullet holes in his vehicle. He produced the incident-report sheet the officers gave him. It shows the call came in at 9:25 p.m. and that the officers got there about 25 minutes later and investigated at the scene until about 2 a.m.

Northern York County Regional Police, who couldn't be reached Monday afternoon for further comment, continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact the department at 292-3647.

— Sean Cotter covers York City for The York Dispatch. Contact him atscotter@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at@SPCotterYD.