'Our heart breaks': York City man killed in triple shooting identified

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

A 36-year-old man was killed and two other men were shot early Friday morning in York City, according to a police news release.

Victor Acosta-Delgado, 36, of East Maple Street in York City, died at WellSpan York Hospital at 12:49 a.m. Friday, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

York City Police responded to a shooting about 12:20 a.m. Friday at Parkway Boulevard and North George Street, where officers found three men with gunshot wounds, according to a department news release.

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Police provided first aid until EMS took all three men to WellSpan York Hospital, where Acosta-Delgado was pronounced dead, according to the release. An autopsy is scheduled Saturday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.

The other two men, one 39 and the other 24, are expected to survive, the release says. 

"Like our community, our heart breaks with every senseless tragedy," Police Commissioner Michael Muldrow said in Friday. "But, we're not going to turn the corner by growing weary, giving up, giving in or turning on ourselves. It took time to get where we're at, and it's going to take time to get past it."

Muldrow said the department will continue to focus on deterrent efforts, including building better relationships with the community, increasing patrols and precision policing, targeting the sources of illegal guns and advocating for innovations like a citywide camera network. 

"(I)f we keep pushing and pressing, we'll get our community where we all want it to be," he said. 

This is the latest in a spate of gun violence in the past week in York City.

York City saw three shots fired incidents Tuesday that led to an arrest and police confiscating narcotics and firearms, including a loaded AK-47. 

The gunfire happened first in the 300 block of Irvin Road, then in the area of South Pine Street and also East Jackson Street, according to police.

York City also saw two shootings Monday night.

Whispering Wind Bear Spirit, 41, who identified as nonbinary, was shot and killed about 11:25 p.m. at a residence in the 300 block of Smyser Street in York City, according to police.

 A 19-year-old man was shot about 7:15 p.m. in the 900 block of Loucks Road, according to police.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to contact York City Police by calling 717-846-1234, submit a tip at 717-849-2204 or email abaez@yorkcity.org. Call York County Crime Stoppers at 755-TIPS.

— Reach Harper Ho at hho@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @howdyhoharper.