Shooting investigation - 1st block of W. Filbert Street
On July 28, 2019, at approximately 12:53 PM, officers from the Lancaster Bureau of Police were dispatched to the 1st block of W. Filbert Street for a shooting. Officers arrived on the scene and located a male victim, who suffered a gunshot wound to the legs and groin. The victim was conscious and alert and was transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment. The victim was hospitalized and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The victim was identified as a 52 year-old male resident of Lancaster City.
Investigators conducted witness interviews and processed the scene for evidence. Investigators are also checking surveillance cameras from around the area. Based on the preliminary investigation, the incident does not appear to be a random act of violence. Investigators learned that there was a verbal confrontation between a group of males and the victim, at which time the victim was shot once. The group of males, who were known to the victim, fled the scene on foot after the shooting and were last seen heading towards Manor Street.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting incident is urged to call the 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.