Police have video of scene near Brooklyn Avenue homicide of Travis Cora

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch
Travis Cora, 26, was fatally shot while sitting in a car in the 300 block of Brooklyn Avenue at 11:52 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, York City Police said.

Detectives are reviewing security video footage from the area of Sunday night's homicide of a York City man, which might show the vehicle involved in the shooting, police said.

Travis Lee Cora, 26, of Pennsylvania Avenue, died of a gunshot wound to the chest and neck, according to York County Coroner Pam Gay.

She has ruled his death a homicide.

Cora suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to York City Police, and was found at 11:52 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Brooklyn Avenue. 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.

Cora was sitting in a vehicle with someone when the shooter fired at them from a vehicle that was driving past, according to a news release from the coroner's office.

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

Lentz said detectives have leads they are following, and he said they don't believe the shooter fired at random.

Who was the target? It's not yet been determined which person they were firing at and whether it was a case of mistaken identity, he said.

The sergeant also said that security footage from the area could be released to the public if detectives determine it might help solve the case.

Chief Deputy Coroner Tania Zech pronounced Cora dead at York Hospital, according to the coroner's release, which states that his time of death was 12:35 a.m. Monday.

An autopsy was performed Tuesday morning at Allentown's Lehigh Valley Hospital, according to Gay.

Anyone with information about the homicide 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.

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 levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.

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