Police: 2 shot in York City in separate weekend incidents

Liz Evans Scolforo

Two people suffered gunshot wounds over the weekend in separate York City shootings, police said.


The first happened about 8 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of West Princess Street, according to Lt. Troy Bankert, who supervises the city detective bureau.

A 15-year-old male was shot there, but few details were immediately available.

"He was targeted, and he was uncooperative (with police)," Bankert said.

The teen's wound is not considered life-threatening, according to the lieutenant.

He was struck by someone shooting from a passing vehicle, Bankert said.

More gunfire was reported early Sunday morning, this time in the 600 block of East Princess Street, according to the lieutenant.

Online 911 call logs stated it was possible that people were shooting at each other from two vehicles.

Bankert said the 4:47 a.m. shooting remains under investigation.

Officers responded to the scene, but by the time they arrived the victim was already on his way to York Hospital in a private vehicle, according to the lieutenant.

Ernest Crosby, 25, of West King Street, suffered a grazing wound to his leg, Bankert said.

Crosby told police he heard gunfire and was running away from the vehicle when he was shot.

Anyone with information about either shooting is asked to call York City Police at 717-846-1234. Or anonymously text "Yorktips" and your information to 847411.

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