Police: Man fatally shot Sunday night in York City while sitting in car

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch
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York City detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man that happened late Sunday night.

A 26-year-old York City resident suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was found at 11:52 p.m. in the 300 block of Brooklyn Avenue, police said. The location is between the Codorus Creek and the Homes at Thackston Park neighborhood.

He was shot where responding officers found him, York City Police Sgt. Daniel Lentz confirmed.

The victim was rushed to York Hospital, where he died.

Police have indicated that the man was sitting in a vehicle with someone when the shooter fired at them from another vehicle that was driving past, according to a news release from York County Coroner Pam Gay.

The person sitting in the vehicle with the victim reportedly escaped injury, according to the release.

Spent shell casings were recovered in the area, Lentz confirmed, but he said it's too soon to say whether there was a single shooter or more than one shooter.

Detectives are following leads, according to the sergeant.

"They have some avenues they are investigating," Lentz said.

At this point, investigators haven't heard any reports of loud yelling or arguing prior to the gunfire, he said.

The man's name hadn't been released as of 5 p.m. Monday.

Gay's news release states that the victim's name will be made public after more of his family members are notified about his death.

Chief Deputy Coroner Tania Zech arrived at York Hospital at 12:46 a.m. and pronounced the man dead there, according to the coroner's release.

Time of death is listed as 12:35 a.m. Monday, Gay said.

An autopsy is scheduled at Allentown's Lehigh Valley Hospital at 8 a.m. Tuesday, she said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police, who said all tipsters can remain anonymous.

Email Detective Chris Perry at cperry@yorkcity.org or submit a tip through CrimeWatch either on its app or at yorkcitypolice.com.

Or call York City Police at 717-324-2168, or call York County Crime Stoppers at 717-755-TIPS.

All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and 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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