Police: Man shot in leg in York City

John Joyce
  • York City police responded to a shooting in the 500 block of West Market Street on Thursday afternoon.
  • Neighbors said a young man with a gunshot wound to the leg was loaded into an ambulance.

York City police officers responded Thursday afternoon to a report of a man being shot in the leg in the 500 block of West Market Street.

The incident took place in the vicinity of an alley behind 521 W. Market St. that connects to Hartley Street.

York City Police search W. Mason Ave. following a reported shooting, Thursday, June 23, 2016. John A. Pavoncello photo

Two York City police officers were on the scene collecting evidence immediately after the incident but declined to give specifics as to what happened. The victim, whose identity and condition have not yet been released, was loaded into a White Rose Ambulance and taken to the hospital for treatment.

The York City Police Department did not return phone calls seeking information regarding the shooting.

Paramedics finish loading Thursday afternoon's shooting victim into a White Rose ambulance in the 500 block of West Market Street. York City police officers collected evidence at the scene and compared notes before clearing the area.

Resident: Franklin Williams lives a couple of doors down from where the incident took place. He was home at the time of the shooting but said he heard no gunfire.

"I was right inside my living room," Williams said. "I heard loud voices, but, if you live on West Market in the middle of the afternoon, it's not strange to hear people talking in loud voices."

Williams said he poked his head out of his front door and saw a young man on the sidewalk being tended to by paramedics.

"I didn't hear a gunshot or anything, but I think they said it happened over on Hartley Street," he said. Williams said he and other neighbors along West Market Street tend to keep their backyards and alleyways secure to cut down on foot traffic from Hartley and Mason Avenue, which run adjacent to West Market.

"No one deserves to get shot," Williams said. "And the sad thing is they are teenagers, some of them, or barely past that."

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