LANCASTER – An argument escalated into two shots being fired into a crowd Wednesday night, authorities said.
No one was hit. Deputies are seeking the public’s help in identifying the gunman, who could be charged with assault with a deadly weapon and shooting at an inhabited dwelling, said Lancaster Station spokesman Michael Rust.
The shooting happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday, near 10th Street West and Avenue H-12, where about 10 people were gathered outside a house talking, Rust said.
“According to what the witnesses are saying, the talking turned into some sort of an altercation between two females, then some of the men got involved with it,” he said. “Ultimately somebody got a gun and fired two shots into the crowd.”
Though many people apparently witnessed the shooting, none of them are offering information to detectives, Rust said.
“It’s one of those things that we are faced with, everybody knows who they are but nobody is telling us,” Rust said. “At this moment we have nothing but a male Black who left in a dark colored car.”
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.