Police: Saturday shooting victim was just walking down street
A Springettsbury Township man shot over the weekend in York City was not the intended target, according to police.
"He was just an innocent guy walking down the street," Lt. Bill Wentz said Tuesday, Oct. 2.
Police have said Ray Abboud was shot in the leg in the first block of North Franklin Street about 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.
Wentz said investigators believe one person was shooting at a vehicle, and one of the bullets missed the vehicle, went down the block and struck Abboud.
Police said his injuries were not life threatening. Wentz said on Tuesday that Abboud remained at York Hospital.
The lieutenant said the vehicle was struck multiple times, and bullets even struck the radiator, causing a fluid leak. Officers followed the fluid leak for more than a dozen blocks, Wentz said, but they were not able to locate the car.
Wentz said it wasn't until Tuesday that investigators found the owner of the vehicle. The owner is not cooperating in the investigation, Wentz said.
No arrests have been made in the shooting.
Anyone with information about Saturday's shooting is asked to call York City Police at 717-846-1234 or text tips by sending "Yorktips" followed by the information to 847-411 or using the York City Police app. Texting is the best method of conveying information about this incident, and it is anonymous, police said.
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