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Police: Man shot in York City's east end expected to survive

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch
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A 23-year-old man is expected to survive after being shot on the street in the east end of York City on Thursday night, police said.

The man, whose name has not been released, suffered a gunshot wound to the torso, according to York City Police Sgt. Dan Lentz.

He was taken to a local hospital in a private vehicle before officers arrived at the shooting scene for reported gunfire, he said.

It happened at 9:53 p.m. near the corner of North East Street and East Clarke Avenue, police said. Clarke is the alley directly behind, and parallel to, Market Street.

Officers were dispatched to the general area after someone called 911 to report hearing gunshots, but the scene of the shooting wasn't immediately apparent, according to Lentz.

"It took a bit of time to find it," he said of the crime scene.

Investigators recovered spent shell casings, Lentz said on Friday.

He said detectives are still trying to determine if there was one shooter or more than one shooter.

They also are still working on nailing down details of what happened and why, the sergeant confirmed.

"We're still trying to determine whether he was specifically targeted," Lentz said.

York City Police said a 23-year-old man suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound near the corner of North East Street and East Clarke Avenue shortly before 10 p.m. Oct. 22, 2020.

He asked that anyone with information about the shooting to contact police and said all tipsters can remain anonymous.

"We investigate every tip we receive," he said.

Lentz noted that sometimes, a small tip is all the extra information investigators need "to point us in the right direction."

Anyone with information can email Detective Travis Sowers at tsowers@yorkcity.org, or submit a tip through CrimeWatch, either through its app or at yorkcitypolice.com.

Tipsters can also provide information by calling York County Crime Stoppers at 717-755-TIPS. Callers don't have to give their names to collect cash rewards.

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

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