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Harper Ho
York Dispatch
York City Police

A 20-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday night in York City, police said.

Ashanti Morgan, 20, of the 900 block of Belaire Lane in York City, was found dead about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of McKenzie Street, according to the York County Coroner's Office and York City Police.

Morgan was apparently the victim of a shooting, police said.

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An autopsy will be conducted at 8 a.m. Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, according to the coroner's office.

Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide, and the details are unclear, according to authorities.

This is the fifth homicide in York City this year and the seventh in York County, according to the coroner's office.

It was the latest in a spate of shootings in York City, where three people were injured in two shootings over the weekend.

Police were notified of the first shooting at 10:20 p.m. Saturday in the first block of East Maple Street. The second shooting came at 4:42 p.m. Sunday in the area of South Queen Street and East College Avenue, according to police.

On Saturday, police were notified when a 19-year-old man arrived at York Hospital with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening. He was transported to the hospital in a privately owned vehicle, police said. 

On Sunday, a 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were taken to York Hospital with gunshot wounds. Both are expected to survive, according to the release.

Anyone with information about any of the cases is asked to contact York City Police at 717-846-1234 or submit a tip at 717-849-2204 or abaez@yorkcity.org / 717-654-5264. Call York County Crime Stoppers at 755-TIPS.