Police: York man, 71, struck by stray bullet while sitting in his home

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A 71-year-old York City man is expected to survive after being struck with a bullet while sitting in his home, according to York City Police.

He suffered a gunshot wound to his lower leg that's not believed to be life-threatening, according to Sgt. Daniel Lentz, York City Police spokesperson.

"He was just sitting in his house when it happened," Lentz said. "He was not the intended target."

The bullet came through the man's front door, he said.

LOGO York City Police Dawn J. Sagert photo

It happened about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday in the first block of North Franklin Street, police said.

The victim was taken to York Hospital for treatment and is expected to survive, police said.

A description of the shooter wasn't immediately available Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact York City Detective Timothy Shermeyer at tshermey@yorkcity.org, or submit a tip through CrimeWatch at yorkcitypolice.com, or call York County Crime Stoppers at 717-755-TIPS.

All tips can be anonymous, police said.

— Reach senior crime reporter Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.

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