York City investigators don't believe a York City woman was the intended target of gunfire Tuesday night in the city's east end.

"It appears she was just somebody standing on the sidewalk," Detective George Ripley said. "She heard the shooting and tried to run but felt a burning in her foot."

It happened about 7:25 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the 800 block of East Princess Street, according to police.

The 24-year-old woman suffered a grazing wound to her foot, police said at the scene.


She was taken to York Hospital by ambulance for treatment, according to police.

A house in the block was struck by two other errant bullets, damaging siding, according to Ripley, who confirmed it might have been a drive-by shooting.

'Targeted violence': Surveillance footage from a business in the area showed a vehicle had been lurking in the area before shots rang out, Ripley said.

"It's consistent with targeted violence we've been seeing," Ripley said.

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About an hour before the woman was shot, gunfire erupted one block away, in the 800 block of East Poplar Street, he said.

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A house and a couple of parked vehicles were damaged by bullets, he said.

Ripley said detectives don't yet know the identity of the intended victim in the East Princess Street shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call York City Police at 717-846-1234 or text "Yorktips" and your information to 847-411.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.

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