Lancaster Police Investigate Shooting Incident

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LANCASTER, PA — Lancaster Police are investigating a shooting incident on the city’s 100 block of Green Street on Tuesday evening.

Authorities state that on July 13, 2021, at approximately 5:54 PM, officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police responded to a report of a shooting, in the 100 block of Green Street. Officers arrived at the scene and located three victims. Two of the victims were evaluated at the scene for apparent graze wounds, but were not transported to the hospital. A third victim sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder and was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. All three victims were adult males who reside in Lancaster City.

Officers secured the scene and Detectives responded to assist with the investigation. Detectives processed the scene for evidence and interviewed witnesses. They are also reviewing video footage from around the area. Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that two suspects approached the scene on foot and opened fire on individuals who were at a home near the middle of the block. The two suspects were described as thin, black males, wearing black hooded sweatshirts and white masks. It is also believed that a third, unknown individual may have fired shots at the first two suspects. Numerous gunshots were exchanged in the incident. The investigation into this incident is on-going and Detectives are requesting assistance from the public in helping identify the persons involved in this crime.

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Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to call the Lancaster City Police Violent Crime Unit at (717) 735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also click the Submit a Tip button on thier website, www.lancasterpolice.com, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411. Tipsters may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.

Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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