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.

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.

"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.

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 or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.

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