Shooting investigation - 200 block of E. Liberty Street

On April 15, 2018, at approximately 11:01 PM, officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of E. Liberty Street for a reported shooting.   When the officers arrived, the located a 38 year-old female victim inside the residence, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.   The victim was treated at the scene and then immediately transported by ambulance to a local hospital.   The victim is currently in critical condition.    One of the 911 callers was a 25 year-old male neighbor, who reported that he accidentally fired his gun inside his home and that it went through the wall, striking the female victim next door.   

Officers immediately secured the scene and detectives were contacted.   Investigators responded to the scene and conducted several interviews.   Investigators are also processing the scene for evidence.   Preliminarily, investigators have learned that the victim was laying in bed inside her residence when the shot was fired through the wall, striking her one time in the head.   The victim's family discovered that she had been shot and then summoned help.   The neighbor who reported firing the shot met with investigators and is cooperating with the investigation.   No charges have been filed at this time.   The investigation is on-going and continuing.  

Anyone with information related to this 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,, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411.   Tipsters can remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.