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Man shot near York City's McKinley K-8, students not in school at the time

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch
A person was shot in Dalton Alley about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, York City Police said. The alley is across the street from McKinley K-8 school, but a school spokesperson said students were learning from home that day and not in school. (John A. Pavoncello photo)

McKinley K-8 School staff members had to shelter in place Wednesday after someone was shot nearby, York City School District's spokesperson said.

Spokesperson ShaiQuana Mitchell told The York Dispatch that no intruders got into the school and that everyone inside was safe.

Because it was Wellness Wednesday in the district, students were learning from home, meaning there were no students in the building when the shooting happened outside, she said.

The school's shelter-in-place order was lifted at  2 p.m., Mitchell said.

Not life-threatening: A 35-year-old man was shot at 12:28 p.m. while in Dalton Alley and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, according to York City Police Sgt. Daniel Lentz. The alley is directly across from McKinley K-8

The victim's wound was not considered life-threatening, the sergeant said.

At this point, police have no information to suggest the shooting had anything to do with the school, according to Lentz.

Police and an ambulance were called to the 600 block of Manor Street for the shooting victim, according to York County 911.

York City Police investigate a shooting on Dalton Alley, directly across from McKinley K-8 School, Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
John A. Pavoncello photo

Tips sought: Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact York City Police. Tipsters can remain anonymous, according to Lentz.

To report information, email Detective Daniel Craven at, or submit a tip through CrimeWatch on its app or at

Tipsters can also 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 or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.

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