LANCASTER – Gang detectives are investigating after a man was wounded during an apparent drive-by shooting in Lancaster Monday night (June 24).
The incident was reported around 8:26 p.m. in the 44400 Block of 3rd Street East, authorities said.
The victim, who was identified only as a man in his 20s, was shot in the leg, but his wound was not considered life-threatening, according to Lt. Wainie of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
The victim, along with a man in his 30s and a woman in her 50s, were walking down the street when a vehicle pulled up alongside them and someone in the vehicle open fired, Wainie said.
“We’re still figuring it out, but it appears to be a drive by,” Wainie said, adding that he did not have any further information on the incident.
The victim told deputies that someone in the vehicle asked him where he was from, and when he denied having any gang affiliations, a gunman in the vehicle began shooting, according to deputies at the scene.
The victim was transported to the hospital and was in stable condition Monday night. A description of the vehicle used in the shooting was not immediately available Tuesday afternoon.
The shooting comes one day after a gun-related double murder in Lancaster. Early Sunday morning, Lancaster residents Nicky DeWayne Packard, 33, and Michael Sewell Jr., 22, were gunned down in the 44800 Block of Hanstead Avenue in Lancaster. The victims were part of a group of men that had just left a party and were congregating in front of a house down the street, homicide detectives said. (Read more here.)
Authorities are still investigating both incidences and no arrests have been made, officials said.
Anyone with information on these crimes is urged to contact Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips (8477).