Shooting investigation - 600 block of Columbia Ave
On June 5, 2019, at approximately 5:19 PM, officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Columbia Ave for a shooting. Officers arrived at the scene and received information about subjects who may have exchanged gunshots at the intersection of Columbia Ave and Coral Street. A 26 year-old male was found at the intersection of Lake Street and Pearl Street and was found to have multiple gunshot wounds to the arm and torso. The victim was transported by EMS to the hospital for treatment, where he is being treated for serious injuries. Initially, the officers received information that there may have been additional shooting victims, which the officers were able to determine was inaccurate and no additional injured persons were located. At least one occupied vehicle was struck by gunfire, but the occupants were not injured.
Investigators responded to the scene and began gathering information, interviewing witnesses and talking to involved persons. One subject was brought to the police station as a possible person of interest and is being interviewed by investigators. No arrests have been made at this time. Crime scene investigators are on the scene and are processing the scene for evidence. Investigators are also reviewing video footage from around the area. Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that at least two individuals at the scene had firearms and exchanged gunshots with one another. The subjects reportedly had some sort of verbal confrontation prior to the shots being fired. Officers located numerous bullet casings at the scene indicating a number of shots had been fired. At least one firearm was found at the scene.
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 1-800-322-1913. 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.