Coroner ID's man fatally shot Friday in York City

The York County Coroner was called to the 300 block of East Poplar Street where an 18-year-old man was found dead at about 1:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The scene of the shooting is near Tidings of Peace Christian School. Dawn J. Sagert photo

A man was killed in York City early Friday morning, according to police.

York City Police said in a news release that an 18-year-old was found with gunshot wounds in the 300 block of East Poplar Street just before 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

The York County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Steven Scott, of no fixed address. 

Lt. William Wentz, who supervises the detective bureau, said Friday afternoon that investigators were not sure why Scott was there at the time of the shooting. 

He said detectives had been working all night long on the case.

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Wentz said investigators believe Scott was the intended target, and he was shot multiple times. 

He said investigators do not know if there was more than one shooter.

"It's too early to tell, we need to have the evidence collected, analyzed," he said. 

Wentz also said the department has not received any information that the shooting was connected to other York City shootings. 

The York County Coroner’s Office said in a news release that Scott was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. The coroner's office said an autopsy will be scheduled. 

There have been at least 50 shootings — 11 of them fatal — in York City this year.

Anyone with information about the shooting can 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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