York City Police: More than one shooter might have been involved in park attack

The shooting that left two men wounded Saturday night in York City was not random, according to police.

Also, York City Police Detective First Class George Ripley said Tuesday, July 17, more than one shooter could have been involved in the attack.

Al'lante McCowin and Manuel Luis Rivera, both 19, were shot about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Bantz Park, police said. McCowin was shot in the shoulder and Rivera was shot in the pelvis, according to police.

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Rivera, of the York area, was still listed in critical condition as of Tuesday, Ripley said.  McCowin, of York City, was last listed in stable condition. 

The detective said ballistic evidence showed that more than one gun was used during the shooting.

Also shot earlier Saturday was Angelizabeth Vargas-Cabrera, 26, according to police.

Officials have said she was shot once in her right ankle about 11 a.m. in the 100 block of South Richland Avenue. She was taken to York Hospital and was listed in stable condition over the weekend, according to police.

Ripley said the morning shooting was isolated, not connected to the nighttime shooting.

No arrests have been made in either shooting incident. 

Anyone with information about a shooting is asked to submit a tip via text message  by texting YORKTIPS and your tip to 847411. Tips can be made anonymously.

McCowin: At the time of the shooting Saturday, a bench warrant had been issued for McCowin to answer charges filed in late June, according to District Judge Joel Toluba's office.

The charges, filed June 29, allege McCowin had marijuana and a firearm while inside a car in the 700 block of West Mason Avenue on the night of Oct. 19, 2017.

Court documents state that McCowin fled the vehicle when police pulled it over for an inoperable registration lamp.

McCowin, a convicted felon, is not allowed to have a firearm, according to police.  As of Tuesday, July 17, McCowin had not been arraigned on the charges.

He faces charges of prohibited possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, drug possession with intent to deliver and flight to avoid apprehension.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.