Homicide investigation - 600 block of Lafayette Street
On June 16, 2019, at approximately 12:36 AM, Officers from the Lancaster City of Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Lafayette Street for a report of shots fired. While responding the scene, the dispatcher informed the officers that the call was being upgraded to a shooting. When the officers arrived at the scene, they located two shooting victims; one victim in the 1st block of Laurel Street and a second victim in the 700 block of Manor Street. The victim located in the 1st block of Laurel Street was identified as a 44 year-old Harrisburg man, who was found to have a gunshot wound to the torso. The second victim who was found on Manor Street was identified as a 25 year-old Lancaster man, who was found to have a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Both victims were transported to the hospital by ambulance. The 44 year-old victim died at the hospital as a result of his injuries. The 25 year-old victim is being treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The identities of the victims are not being released at this time pending notification of the next of kin and other family.
Investigators responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and neighbors. Investigators are also processing the crime scene for evidence and are gathering video footage from around the area. Based on preliminary information, it appears that the victims were attending a party in the area and were shot after a confrontation with a group of unknown black males. The victims fled the scene and made it to the Laurel Street and Manor Street, where the officers located them upon their arrival.
UPDATE - DECEASED VICTIM IDENTIFIED:
The 44 year-old deceased victim of today’s shooting has been identified as Anthony Marshall, of the 1300 block of Susquehanna Street, Harrisburg, PA.
Anyone with any information about this incident are urged to call the Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-900-322-1913. 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 847411. Tipsters may remain anonymous an do not have to give their names.