Police: Woman unintended target of York City shooting


A woman shot in York City on Wednesday night was not the intended target, according to police.

York City Police said 54-year-old Mildred Ann Ford was shot in the 200 block of East Princess Street about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.

“She was an innocent victim in her own house," Lt. William Wentz said.

Wentz, who supervises the detective bureau, said someone was shooting at another person outside the woman's home Wednesday night.

"The bullet traveled across Princess Street, entered her house, went through her house and hit her," he said.

The lieutenant said she was grazed in the left leg. He said she will be fine.

"She opted not to go to the hospital," Wentz said.

No arrests have been made as of the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 14.

Police are asking anyone with information the shooting to call them at 717-846-1234 or text tips to 847-411 or through the York City Police app. Texting is the best method of conveying information about this incident, and it is anonymous, police said.

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