Sunday's fatal shooting is York County's 17th so far this year

Junior Gonzalez
York Dispatch

York City Police are looking into a disagreement that preceded a fatal shooting early Sunday morning — the 17th homicide in York County this year.

That figure already matches the total number of homicides in the county for all of last year.

Angel Hernandez, 20, of the 700 block of Salem Avenue, was shot in the back just after 4 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of West Philadelphia Street, according to a news release from York City Police.

York City Lt. Troy Bankert confirmed police are investigating an early morning "disagreement" that led up to the shooting, but he declined to provide further details Monday afternoon.

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York City Police responded to the scene around 4:08 a.m., but Hernandez was already on his way to York Hospital by private vehicle by the time officers arrived, according to the release.

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Hernandez died shortly after 6 a.m following unsuccessful emergency surgery, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

An autopsy Monday showed Hernandez died from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the coroner's office.

Hernandez's death is the 17th homicide in York County in 2017, according to the coroner's office, which noted York County law-enforcement agencies recorded 17 homicides in all of 2016.

York City Police encourage citizens with knowledge of the incident to contact them at 717-846-1234, send tips via text message to 847-411 or submit a tip through the York City PD App.