Police: Man sought for questioning in York City homicide

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

Gunfire erupted in York City just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, killing an 18-year-old man and wounding a second man, police said.

York City Police said they want to question Shanquay Ritter regarding a homicide in the 100 block of East Maple Street that happened just after 5 p.m. April 24, 2018.

York City Police said they are looking for Shanquay Ritter, 21, of York City, for questioning in the shooting.

According to York City Police, officers were called to the 100 block of East Maple Street for a report of shots fired on Tuesday, April 24.

When officers arrived, they found 18-year-old Nylik Roger Moore of North George Street with at least one gunshot wound to the chest, police said.

He was taken to York Hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead at 5:38 p.m., according to the York County Coroner's Office.

A second shooting victim, Jashan Wilson, 20, of York City, was taken to York Hospital in a private vehicle, according to police.

Wilson was struck at least once in the arm and was in stable condition Tuesday night, police said.

Moore was targeted, according to police.

An autopsy is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Allentown's Lehigh Valley Hospital, according to York County Coroner Pam Gay.

Morning shooting: The homicide happened the same day as a so-far nonfatal shooting.

On Tuesday morning, 43-year-old Walter Jenkins of York City was shot in the head on Park Street, according to police, who said he was targeted.

Jenkins was taken to York Hospital in critical condition, according to police.

Interim York City Police Chief Troy Bankert told The York Dispatch he could not immediately answer questions about whether the recent spate of shootings is related to gang violence or how many of those shootings are believed to be connected to each other.

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Bankert said he's hoping more information can be released later in the week.

Other recent shootings: On Sunday, April 22, Kenderrick Rashe Carter, 26, of York City, was shot in the leg and critically wounded, police said, adding he also was targeted.

Luis Inoa, 27, of Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, was fatally shot Sunday, April 15, in the area of South Duke and South streets, York City Police have said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the torso, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

Inoa also was targeted by his killer or killers, police have said.

2nd shooting connection? This is the second time that York City Police have issued a news release stating they're searching for Ritter to question him about a street shooting.

Last summer, police said they wanted to talk to Ritter, Flair Griggs and Anton Hampton about the Aug. 21, 2017, shooting homicide of Jamere Cherry, 28, outside his home in the 200 block of East Gas Avenue.

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Police have so far not arrested anyone for the homicide of Cherry.

Anyone with information about of these shootings is asked to call police at 717-846-1234, or anonymously text "Yorktips" and your information to 847-411.

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