A York City man escaped life-threatening injury when he was shot while walking through the city, police said.

Shandon M. Garner, 20, of York City, told police he was walking in the 600 block of East Philadelphia Street about 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, when he heard gunfire, according to York City Police.

Garner told officers he suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and a shrapnel wound to his chest, police said.

He was taken to Memorial Hospital in a private vehicle, at which point officers were alerted to the shooting by hospital staff, according to Lt. Gene Fells, who supervises the city's detective bureau.

Garner was later transferred to York Hospital, where he remains in stable condition, Fells said.

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The lieutenant said it's too early in the investigation to say whether Garner was targeted or what the motive of the shooting is. He said detectives must still interview the victim to get more details.

Officers went to the scene and collected evidence there, Fells confirmed.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call York City Police at 717-846-1234 or anonymously text "Yorktips" and your information to 847-411. Police are encouraging people to text rather than call and say that's the best method to get them information.

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






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