Homicide investigation - 500 block of Third Street

On August 27, 2021, at approximately 9:44 pm, officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police responded to the 500 block of Third Street, for a report of a shooting.    Officers arrived at the scene and discovered a male victim, lying in the street.   The male victim appeared to have multiple gunshot wounds and was unresponsive.   Emergency Medical Services arrived and confirmed that the victim was beyond help and had died at the scene.   Officers secured the crime scene and summoned detectives to assist with the investigation.   

Investigators are currently speaking with witnesses and neighbors, as well as processing the scene for evidence.   The identity of the victim is not known at this time, but he is believed to be a young adult male.   The investigation into this incident is on-going.    

Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to call Lancaster City Police 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 our 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.