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Suspect named in Tuesday's York City shooting

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
Jervin Perez

Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a shooting Tuesday in the 200 block of Kurtz Avenue, according to officials. 

Police are looking for Jervin Perez, 19, faces charges of attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault and possession of a prohibited firearm, according to court documents. All the charges are felonies.  

Perez shot a woman in the legs at about 2:15 p.m. on Sept. 24, police allege. One shot fractured her femur. 

The woman was taken to York Hospital and is in stable condition.

York City Police investigate after a shooting occurred in the 200 block of Kurtz Avenue about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. A female shooting victim was taken by ambulance to York Hospital. The shooting occurred near McKinley K-8, which was placed on lockdown while police investigated. Bill Kalina photo

Prior to the shooting, police said Perez was walking down the street near the victim's house when he approached and shot multiple times at her.

A school officer at McKinley K-8, located at 600 Manor St., heard gun shots in the area, and four schools were placed on a shelter in place order Tuesday as a safety precaution, according to York City School District. 

Goodridge, McKinley K-8, William Penn High School and Jackson K-8 were all ordered under shelter in place, according to district officials. 

The shelter in place protocols at all four schools were lifted before the school day ended, district officials said. 

McKinley K-8 is near where the shooting happened.

The shooting Tuesday is the fifth in York City this month.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police at 717-846-1234 or text "Yorktips" and your information to 847-411.

This story has been updated to more accurately reflect the school's response to Tuesday's shooting. The schools were under a shelter in place order.

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.

Crime reporter Christopher Dornblaser contributed to this report.