Police: Four injured in three unrelated shootings in York City

Harper Ho
York Dispatch
York City Police investigate a reported shooting in the 100 block of South Pershing Avenue in York City, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Three men and a woman were injured in three separate, unrelated shootings that happened overnight in York City, police said.

A 21-year-old woman was injured Wednesday night when she accidently shot herself in the leg while unloading a gun, according to York City Police.

It happened about 7:30 p.m. in the 400 block of North George Street. The woman was taken to a hospital and will survive, police said.

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In the second shooting, two York City men suffered gunshot wounds, police said.

Officers responded about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 600 block of Cleveland Avenue for a report of a shooting, according to a news release.

Police said a 23-year-old man was shot three times in the legs and an arm, and a 24-year-old man was shot once in the arm.

Both were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive, according to the release.

And early Thursday morning, a 59-year-old York City man was shot in the right leg during what appears to be a robbery, York City Police Sgt. Daniel Lentz said. 

Police responded about 3 a.m. to the area of North Newberry Street and Clark Avenue, where they found a man suffering from a single gunshot wound, according to a release.

The man was taken to the hospital and will survive, according to the release.

There have been five shootings since Saturday in York City, according to York City Police. Over the weekend, two individuals were injured in two separate shootings that happened within five hours.

"The quantity (of shootings) that we've had within a week is" random, Lentz said. "We don't believe any of these were connected."

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The spate of shootings won't change how the York City Police do their work, he said.

"I don't think our tactics are really going to change," Lentz said. "Our focus is every day trying to go out and get guns from people who don't have any business having these firearms." 

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to contact York City Police by calling 717-849- 2204 or 717-846-1234 or by emailing tshermey@yorkcity.org.