Hanover Police investigating shooting, robbery

Hanover Police are searching for someone who shot a man during a home-invasion robbery early Friday morning.

The department said in a news release that an armed man forcibly entered a home in the 100 block of Spring Avenue about 1:30 a.m. Friday.

The suspect then hit a man who lived there, 47, and demanded money and jewelry.

A 34-year-old Taneytown, Maryland, man who was visiting the home was shot in the chest during the robbery, police said.

The suspect took a purse, cash and a cellphone, and fled, according to the release. He was last seen walking north on Spring Avenue toward School Avenue.

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The Taneytown man was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries, according to police, who did not specify the hospital or name the victim.

A woman who lived at the home, 36, was not injured in the incident. The 47-year-old man declined medical attention.

Police described the suspect as a man with average building wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up, black pants and white sneakers. He used a handgun in the incident, the release states.

Authorities believe the incident was isolated. 

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at 717-637-5575 or through York County 911.

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