Shooting Investigation 1st blk. S. Franklin St. 7/4/2019

On Thursday July 4, 2019 at approximately 1940 hrs. Officers from Lancaster Bureau of Police, Platoon B, responded to the area of the 1st blk. S. Franklin St. for a report of a shooting. While Officers were en-route to the area, they were advised that a victim was being transported to the hospital by private vehicle. 

Officers responded to the scene and to the hospital. Officers on S. Franklin St. located the scene where the shooting happened. The Officers spoke with witnesses, neighbors and canvassed the area for evidence and potential surveillance video locations. Initial information received at the scene was that there was some type of physical altercation between at least (2) males prior to any shots that were fired. It appeared that only one person fired any shots and only one person was injured as a result of the shooting. 

Officers at the hospital were not able to speak with the victim, a 52 year old male resident of Lancaster, as he was being treated for a gun shot wound to the torso and was unresponsive. Officers at the hospital were later told that the victim was likely to survive. The victim is recovering at the hospital. 

At approximately 2030 hrs. a male walked in to the lobby of the Lancaster Bureau of Police station and told the Desk Sergeant that he had been involved in the shooting that occurred on S. Franklin St. The male surrendered a firearm that he had been carrying on his person when he entered the station. The male, a 48 year old resident of Lancaster, was held at the station and later interviewed by Detectives. 

The male that came in to the station was released shortly before midnight. This case is still under investigation and no charges have been filed as of the time of this press release.

Anyone with any additional information on this shooting or the events leading up to it are asked to contact Lancaster Bureau of Police Det. Jessica Higgins at 717-735-3319 higginsj@lancasterpolice.com or Lancaster Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-1913, or you can anonymously Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by using your cell phone. Text LANCS plus your message to 847411. Callers may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.