York City musician shot outside home

Liz Evans Scolforo
  • York City Police are asking for tips to help them solve Wednesday night's shooting of a local musician.
  • Call police at (717) 846-1234 or call 911. Or text "yorktips" and your information to 847411.

A York City musician was seriously injured when he was shot Wednesday night while outside his home, police said.

Louis E. Woodyard Jr., 64, was shot at least twice in the torso, according to Lt. Troy Bankert, who supervises the York City detective bureau.

Percussionist Louis Woodyard Jr. of York City plays with the band B-Tropical at Welcoming Week on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Foundry Park.
Woodyard was shot outside his home on Oct. 12, 2016, police said.
(Amanda J. Cain photo)

The percussionist's condition could not be obtained Thursday from York Hospital.

Police were advised by hospital staff that Woodyard is in critical condition, the lieutenant said.

Woodyard was shot shortly after 7 p.m. in the 400 block of West Princess Street, Bankert said.

He was taken by ambulance to York Hospital.

Detectives have not yet determined whether Woodyard was targeted or a random crime victim.

York City Police investigate a shooting in the 400 block of West Princess Street, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. John A. Pavoncello

"We spoke with him briefly on scene, but he gave us no information ... because he couldn't," Bankert said. "He didn't refuse to give us information. He was just not real aware of what was going on."

At this point, detectives have no motive and no suspect, the lieutenant confirmed.

"We just don't know," he said.

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A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Woodyard. As of about 6 p.m. Thursday, $800 has been raised for Woodyard.

Anyone with information that could help detectives solve the shooting is asked to call York City Police at 717-846-1234, or text "yorktips" and your information to 847411.

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