LANCASTER – A 54-year-old man accused of shooting his nephew in the face Thursday afternoon has been jailed for attempted murder.
Mark Peters was arrested around 2:30 p.m. at his east Lancaster home and jailed in lieu of $1 million bail, according to a press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. Read it below:
Lancaster deputies received a call from a gunshot victim at a residence located on the 43000 block of 6th St East. The victim reported being shot by his uncle who was armed with a shotgun.
Deputies arrived on scene and safely located the victim and the suspect.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the face.
The injury is believed to be not life-threatening and [the victim’s] identity is being withheld until additional family members are notified.
Suspect Mark Peters, who lived at the location, was arrested at the scene. Suspect Peters was booked at the Lancaster Station Jail for attempted murder and is being held on $1,000,000 bail.