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Liz Evans Scolforo

Two teenagers are expected to survive after being shot Monday night in York City, police said.

Officers were called to the area near West Philadelphia and South Newberry streets at 8:34 p.m. after a wounded 17-year-old male ran into the corner store there and asked for help, according to Lt. Troy Bankert, who supervises the city detective bureau.

The teenager had been shot in the stomach, Bankert said. His name was not released because he's a juvenile.

Officers provided first aid until an ambulance arrived and rushed the victim to York Hospital, where he's listed in stable condition, Bankert said.

The teen spoke limited English and was rushed into surgery; as of lunchtime Tuesday, investigators had not yet had a chance to speak with him about what happened, according to the lieutenant.

Around the same time, a second gunshot victim was brought to the hospital's emergency department.

Second victim: Kai Smith, 18, of Felton, suffered a gunshot wound to his armpit, Bankert said. Smith was brought to the hospital in a private vehicle.

Like the 17-year-old, Smith had to undergo surgery right away, so officers didn't get to speak with him either, the lieutenant said.

He also is in stable condition, Bankert said.

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It's believed Smith and the juvenile were shot in the same area around the same time, he said.

"We're treating this as one incident," Bankert said.

Police have so far found no evidence in the area, he said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call York City Police at 717-846-1234, or anonymously text "Yorktips" and then your tip to 847411.

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