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A driver escaped injury when gunfire rang out over the weekend in York City, according to city Police Chief Troy Bankert.

It happened just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at the intersection of East Philadelphia and North Franklin streets, and a large group of people were in the area at the time, he said.

"Nobody was hit," Bankert said.

Officers were called there for gunfire and found several shell casings at the scene, he said.

Bullets damaged two vehicles, the chief said — one occupied, the other parked.

The shooter was aiming at the occupied vehicle, but it's unclear whether the shooter was targeting the driver or simply the vehicle, according to Bankert.

One witness told police there was a disagreement between two people that culminated in bullets flying, the chief said.

Bankert said investigators have an idea who was involved.

Still, he said, detectives would like the public's help to solve the case.

Anyone with information about the gunfire is asked to text "Yorktips" and their information to 847-411. The texting service is anonymous, Bankert said. 

Or call York City Police at 717-846-1234.

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

 

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