Police: Man not intended target of York City shooting


A man shot in York City Monday night believes he was not the intended target, according to police.

Lt. William Wentz, who supervises the detective bureau, said 28-year-old Julio Gil Landes was shot once in the arm while standing behind his home in the 1000 block of Edison Street about 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4.

Wentz said Landes told authorities a dark green Honda Civic with at least two people inside pulled up to him Monday night. 

The people inside said something to him, and at least one of them shot Landes, according to Wentz. The lieutenant said Landes did not specify what was said to him from the people in the vehicle.

"He feels in his mind it was misidentification,"  Wentz said, adding that Landes did not elaborate why.

Landes was sent to York Hospital, where he was last listed in stable condition. Wentz also said there was no description of the people in the car.

Witnesses told investigators they heard two shots fired, according to the lieutenant. 

Police are asking anyone with information the shooting to call them at 717-846-1234 or text tips to 847-411 or through the York City Police app. Texting is the best method of conveying information about this incident, and it is anonymous, police said.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.