Police: Teen shot while walking home in York City Sunday night

The 500 block of West Clarke Avenue Monday, April 8, 2019. York City Police said in a news release that a boy, 13, was shot in the area at 9:10 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Bill Kalina photo

A teenage boy was walking home Sunday night when he was shot, according to police.

York City Police said in a news release that the boy, 13, was shot in the 500 block of West Clarke Avenue about 9:10 p.m. Sunday, April 7.

When police arrived, they found the boy in the area of North Hartley Street and West Philadelphia Street. He was taken to York Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Lt. William Wentz, who supervises the detective bureau, said the boy was stabilized before he was transferred to Hershey Medical Center, which specializes in caring for juveniles.

Wentz said the afternoon of Monday, April 8, that the boy was in stable condition at that hospital. He said investigators are not sure if he was in the shooter's intended target. 

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Incident: The lieutenant said the boy was with his mother at a gathering at another home in York City that night. He stopped at a nearby Turkey Hill and was headed home when he was shot, according to Wentz.

The boy was shot once in the leg and once in the lower abdomen.  

The lieutenant said someone told police they heard an argument, then gunfire. That person could not make out what was being said, according to Wentz.

He said they don't know what led up to the shooting, and investigators have not yet talked to the victim.

“We’re going to hopefully be able to talk to him tomorrow (Tuesday)," Wentz said.

Those with information about the shooting are asked to contact York City Police via an anonymous tip line by texting "yorktips" and the information to 847411 or by calling the police tip line at 717-849-2204 or 717-846-1234.

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