LANCASTER – A woman found shot in Lancaster Tuesday afternoon is expected to survive, authorities said.
The incident was reported shortly after 3 p.m. on Dec. 30. Deputies received a call about a gunshot victim and responded to the parking lot of the Super Store, located on Beech Avenue near Avenue H-8 in Lancaster.
“When deputies responded they found a lone female adult suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound… She was transported to a local hospital where she is being treated for her wounds,” said Captain Pat Nelson of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Witnesses described a male wearing a hoodie and a mask that ran from the location following the shooting,” Nelson added.
As officers taped off the crime scene Tuesday afternoon, a compact red car could be seen parked directly in front of the Super Store. The driver’s side window of the vehicle was shattered and a set of keys was on the ground near the driver’s side door.
The female victim, whose name was not released, was shot once in the abdomen and was undergoing surgery, Lt. Martinez said Tuesday evening.
A suspect was arrested Tuesday evening in connection with the shooting, but his name was withheld to protect the ongoing investigation. Detectives believe more than one person was involved, and they’re still looking for the other suspects, Sheriff’s officials said.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Detective Rose at Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 948-8466 or 940-3879.