Police still investigating York City shooting that killed man, injured another

One man is dead and another in critical condition following an early morning shooting in the 500 block of N. George Street, Sunday, September 22, 2019.
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Police continue to investigate a shooting that killed one and seriously injured another in York City over the weekend.

York City Police said in a news release that Jose Nunez-Cruz, 24, and another man were shot about 2 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, outside the 3rd Base Family Restaurant, 512 N. George St.

They were a part of a group of people involved in an argument at the restaurant that spilled outside, police said. Nunez-Cruz, of York Township, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, the release states.

The other man, 30, of York City, was shot in the abdomen, according to police, who said that man was still in critical condition at York Hospital on Monday, Sept. 23. He was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle. His name had not been released as of Monday morning.

Officer Derek Hartman, the department's spokesman, said it's not clear if Sunday's shooting is related to any other recent shootings in York City, but he added that it does not look like it at this point.

Additionally, investigators do not know how many shooters were involved.

Someone who answered the phone at the restaurant Monday morning declined to comment on the shooting.

Nunez-Cruz is the fifth person to be killed in a shooting in York City this month:

  • Juan Woodard, 42, of York City, died after a shooting in the 100 block of North Pine Street on Sept. 6. 
  • Lawrence Alston, 29, and Charles McCallister, 42, both of York City, died after being shot in the 500 block of West Princess Street on Sept. 11. 
  • Tyre Johnson, 20, of Manchester Township, died after he was shot in the area of North Pershing and Jefferson Avenue on Sept. 11. 

Anyone with information on the shootings 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.