Lancaster house party ends in shooting

LANCASTER – An overnight house party in east Lancaster ended in a shooting this past weekend, authorities said.

The incident happened around 2:25 a.m., Sunday in the 44400 Block of Benald Street, according to Lancaster Station spokesman Michael Rust.

“Deputies responded to the location regarding a shooting, and the victim said he was at a party at the location and a fight started,” Rust said. “During the fight, someone began to fire an unknown type of gun into the crowd.”

Rust said the victim, an adult black male, was shot once in the upper left thigh. He was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Deputies are seeking the public’s help in identifying the gunman.

Anyone with information on this shooting is urged to contact Lancaster detectives at 661-948-8466. If you would like to provide information anonymously, you can do so by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

  8 comments for “Lancaster house party ends in shooting

  1. ryenisha jackson
    August 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm


  2. brian
    July 31, 2012 at 11:13 am

    LOL…yea the WestSide is Bev/Hills….Better grade of sand…LOL…unreal

  3. Raptorman
    July 30, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I find it funny how the Sheriffs always want help finding someone with no basic information such as how tall, race, weight and other identifying characteristics.

    • really
      July 30, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      Why the uncooperative witnesses just say I didnt see anything, how is that the cops fault. They ask for the publics help cause the dumbass who did it will tell a friend and the friends girlfriend will get mad cause she never liked him anyway and she will “snitch”. Sounds stupid but thats how these cretans operate…

      • July 31, 2012 at 12:25 am


    • Letlow
      July 30, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      It’s not the sheriffs fault.

      Unfortunately, the sheriffs have to grasp at straws to get information from the public because people at the scene of these things never want to come forward and speak up.

      I find it hard to believe that somebody could shoot into a crowd at a party and no one sees anything. Who invited the shooter to the party? Shouldn’t that person or that person’s friend (or friend’s friend, etc) be able to come up with a name and a description at least?

      This shooter should have been arrested by daybreak Sunday if everybody was doing their part. If we want crime to go down then we must start speaking out against the perpetrators of these crimes.

      This situation really makes me sad…

    • SJGranai
      July 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      They tend not to give out much information when they don’t have solid leads. Also, until they get a few leads that are the same… as in same race, height, description, etc they don’t want to lead witnesses into saying something they don’t personally recall.

      I think this is actually a pretty fair way of doing it. If one person said it was a white guy and they printed the guy was white, someone who actually seen more, and the suspect was not white, might doubt their own recollection of what happened. Best to just let people tell their own version of the story and see what the majority has to say on their own.

  4. Abe
    July 30, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    EAST Lancaster….what a shocker.

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