York City man found dead in same block where son shot earlier

Najah Weedon of York City adds a memorial on the sidewalk near where a fatal shooting occurred on North Pine Street Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. She said she was a best friend of the victim. Bill Kalina photo

A man was found fatally shot Friday in the same York City block where his son was shot months earlier.

The York County Coroner's Office identified the man killed as Juan Woodard, 42, of the 100 block of North Pine Street.

York City Police said he was found dead in that block about 12:50 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6.

An autopsy conducted Saturday showed that Woodard died from a gunshot wound to the chest, with the manner of death homicide, the coroner's office said Sunday, Sept. 8.

His son, Jakeem Lydell Woodard, 20, was shot in his left thigh in that block on May 21.

Officer Derek Hartman, the police department's spokesman, said investigators do not know if the shootings are related.

Memorial candles were placed on the sidewalk near where a fatal shooting occurred on North Pine Street Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Bill Kalina photo

Additionally, they do not know what led to the shooting of Juan Woodard on Friday morning, but they do believe he was targeted. 

Hartman said Juan Woodard was shot multiple times.

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Son's shooting: Jakeem Woodard, also of the 100 block of North Pine Street, suffered a gunshot wound about 12:20 a.m. May 21, according to police.

Jakeem Woodard was outside his home when he was shot, police said at the time. 

Officers were called to York Hospital after Jakeem Woodard showed up at the hospital.

Investigators found about a dozen spent shell casings at the scene, Hartman said at the time.

Jakeem Woodard told authorities he did not want any investigation into the shooting, according to police.

Detectives do not believe that shooting was random. No arrests have been made in the May 21 shooting.

There have been at least 30 shootings in York City so far in 2019. Eight of them have been fatal.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police at 717-846-1234 or text "Yorktips" and your information to 847-411.

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