Lancaster Police Investigating Tuesday Night Shooting on Union Street

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LANCASTER, PA — The Lancaster Bureau of Police is looking for information related to a reported shooting incident that happened Tuesday night on the city’s 900 block of Union Street.

Authorities state that on July 13, 2021, at approximately 11:17 PM, officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Union Street for a report of shots fired. When the officers arrived at the scene, they were advised that a female victim had arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the lower leg. The victim is a 20-year-old female resident of Lancaster City. She was treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers secured the scene and Detectives responded to assist with the investigation.   Detectives processed the scene for evidence and interviewed witnesses.   Based on the preliminary investigation, investigators learned that there had been an altercation involving at least two females and at some point an unknown individual fired at least one shot, striking the victim in the leg.   The investigation into this incident is ongoing, as Detectives continue to piece together who was involved in the altercation and what led to the shooting.

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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 their website,, 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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