York City Police investigating Locust Street shooting

Jason Addy
York Dispatch

York City Police responded Monday night to a shooting in the 900 block of West Locust Street.

Police were called to the area at 9:15 p.m. for a reported shooting with a victim, and by 9:40 p.m., officers had the intersection of West Locust Street and South Sheridan blocked with half a dozen police cars.

Keith Hetrick Jr., 31, was shot in the abdomen as he was being robbed in the 900 block of West Locust Street on Monday, June 12, 2017. 
(Jason Addy photo)

At 10 p.m., York City Police reopened South Sheridan Street, but the area in front of the home officers were searching in and around remained cordoned off with police tape. 

Police could be seen walking in and out of a home on West Locust Street and speaking with occupants of the residence attached to the home they were investigating. 

Several officers remained in the home and continued searching in the front yard of the residence past 10 p.m.

Officers on the scene did not answer any questions, and the York City Police patrol supervisor in charge of the scene said the department would likely release more information on the shooting overnight.

Single gunshot: More than a dozen residents were standing around the scene of the shooting, but no one said they witnessed what happened.

Two York City officers could be seen speaking with a group of children, trying to glean any information they could about what may have happened. A group of adults said they heard about the shooting online before walking over to the scene.

Former York City Mayor Charlie Robertson said he was cleaning up in the alley behind his West Princess Street home when he heard a single gunshot. 

Robertson said there is a steady turnover in tenants at the home police were seen searching, but he lamented that shootings "could happen in any neighborhood."

"I heard (the police) coming, but the thing to do is keep your nose out of it," Robertson said when he arrived at the scene nearly an hour after the shooting was reported.