Ambulance shot on Route 30: Can you ID the suspect's car?

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

Northern York County Regional Police are seeking the public's help identifying whoever shot a moving UPMC ambulance with three workers inside.

The incident happened just before 2 a.m. Sept. 24 as the Community LifeTeam ambulance was headed east on Route 30 in Manchester Township, police said. 

According to investigators, the suspect vehicle started to swerve toward and in front of the ambulance. On Loucks Road, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Susquehanna Trail, the ambulance driver saw a muzzle flash as a shot was fired from the driver side window of the Toyota into the driver’s side of the ambulance.

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The ambulance was struck in the upper rear portion of the cab, police said.

No one in the ambulance, which wasn't carrying a patient at the time, was injured by the gunfire, according to police. The ambulance driver called police after reaching a safe area.

One of the ambulance workers took a photo of the passing vehicle, police said, which investigators are using to try to identify the suspects. The suspect vehicle is believed to be a 2003 to 2008 Toyota Corolla, gold in color, with distinct primer-colored spots on the passenger side of the car.

Amber Depew, public relations director for UPMC in Central Pennsylvania, declined comment on the shooting incident because it is an ongoing police investigation.

Ambulance workers got a picture of a vehicle that shot at  the ambulance they were in last week. Northern York County Regional Police are seeking the vehicle.

There is no description of the occupants of the Toyota. 

If you can identify this vehicle or have information about the incident, contact Northern York County Regional Police Department at 717-467-TELL (8355) or tips@nycrpd.org

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