York City Police: Shootings, possible stabbing over weekend

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

In addition to a quadruple shooting over the weekend in York City, police are investigating two other separate shootings, as well as a possible stabbing, according to city Lt. Gene Fells.

The first shooting happened about 11:50 p.m. Friday, July 27, in the 400 block of West College Avenue, he said.

Manuel Ortiz Jr., 25, who lives in the neighborhood, told city officers he was sitting on his porch when he heard gunfire and went to investigate, according to Fells.

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He suffered gunshot wounds to his leg and upper arm, the lieutenant said.

Ortiz's wounds aren't considered life-threatening, according to Fells, who said Ortiz told officers he doesn't know why someone would have shot him.

Ortiz was taken to York Hospital in a private vehicle, police said.

Second shooting: Trayquan D. Robinson was shot about 3 a.m. Saturday, July 28, in the 800 block of East Poplar Street, according to Fells.

Robinson, 18, of South Sherman Street, suffered a gunshot wound to his chest that exited from his back, Fells said.

The victim told officers he walked out of a home in the block and a vehicle pulled up behind him, police said.

Robinson said someone got out of the car and was behind him when he heard gunfire and started to run, Fells said.

Fells said he could not yet answer how someone running from gunfire could be shot in the chest.

Robinson was taken to Memorial Hospital in a private vehicle, after which he was transferred to York Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, according to the lieutenant.

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Arm slashed: Police were called to the 400 block of North Newberry Street shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday, July 29, for a reported stabbing, Fells said.

Officers found Brandon E. Smallwood, 41, who lives in the neighborhood, standing outside with a significant slash or stab wound to his right arm, according to the lieutenant.

Smallwood was injured inside his home, and he wasn't alone there at the time, Fells confirmed.

"He advised police that he cut himself," Fells said. "But there might be more to it."

Police continue to investigate all three incidents, he said.

How to help: Anyone with information about any of these encounters can text "Yorktips" and their information to 847-411.

The texting service is anonymous and allows tipsters to carry on texting conversations with police without police knowing their identities, Fells said.

Tipsters also can call York City Police at 717-846-1234 or download the York City PD app on their smartphones.

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