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Harper Ho
York Dispatch
York City Police investigate the scene of a shooting in the 100 block of South Penn Street in York City, Friday, May 1, 2020. Dawn J. Sagert photo

A 13-year-old boy was shot Monday evening in York City, police said.

York City Police responded about 6:40 p.m. in the 100 block of South Newberry Street, where officers found the boy with a gunshot wound to his buttocks, according to a department news release.

There are no suspects in custody, and it's too early in the investigation to determine if the boy was targeted, said city police spokesperson Lt. Dan Lentz.

The boy was taken to a local hospital and is expected to live, according to the release. 

Lentz said York City Police have taken about 50 illegal firearms off the street since the beginning of the year.

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There was another shooting that killed a teen over the weekend in York City. 

Tyree Smart, 16, of Neater Street in York City, was shot Saturday while walking in 300 block of West Newton Avenue and died at the scene, according to police. 

There have been a total of 15 shootings and two homicides in York City since Jan. 1, Lentz said. 

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to contact York City Police by calling 717-849-2204 or 717-846-1234 or emailing Call York County Crime Stoppers at 755-TIPS.    

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