Police: Man shot in elbow in York City's west end

Liz Evans Scolforo

An 18-year-old man escaped life-threatening injuries late Sunday night when he was shot while on West Princess Street, according to police.

Ezael Torres, of West Manchester Township, suffered a gunshot wound to his elbow about 11:55 p.m., according to York City Police Lt. Troy Bankert, who supervises the city detective bureau.

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Torres told officers two unknown males targeted him, but he said he doesn't know why, Bankert said.

City patrol officers were called to the 800 block of West Princess Street on Sunday night for a report of gunfire but were unable to find a victim, he said.

That's because Torres made his way to York Hospital in a private vehicle, according to Bankert, who said the man's wound isn't considered life-threatening.

Torres was outside when he was shot, the lieutenant said.

Bankert said police have not yet determined whether the shooting should trigger consequences under York City's Group Violence Intervention initiative. As part of the initiative, eight young people were called to a large community meeting on Feb. 21.

They were told by officials and community leaders that the community is here to help them but that local, state and federal agencies will come down hard on those who continue to commit gun violence — as well as all of their associates.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call York City Police at 717-846-1234 or anonymously text "yorktips" and your tip to 847411. Or use the York City PD app, which can be downloaded on Apple and Android devices.

The free app features a photo of the York City Police patch, according to police. Those who download the app will automatically receive police alerts as well, according to police.

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