LANCASTER – A 22-year-old man was shot in Lancaster Tuesday and later died from his wounds, authorities said.
Aaron Brockway was pronounced dead at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the hospital, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
He was shot at a residence in the 44000 block of Canyon Way in Lancaster, sheriff’s officials said.
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station received an emergency call around 4 p.m. regarding a man screaming who appeared to be shot, according to Sgt. Steve Owen of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Several Lancaster units responded, we located the victim and he had been shot…” Owen said. “While deputies were attending to the shooting victim, some other deputies who were canvassing the area saw two male whites run from the area.”
Both men were detained in connection with the shooting, and one of the suspects “made statements indicating that he was there,” Owen said, adding that the suspect appeared to be under the influence of heroin.
“According to statements that we have received so far, [the shooting] was gang related or a drug deal gone bad or it could be both,” Owen said. A revolver was found in the area where one of the suspects was caught, he added.
Wednesday morning, both suspects were still in custody at Lancaster Sheriff’s Station,” according to Lt. Paul Pfrehm, who said he could not release the suspects’ names.
Homicide detectives had taken over the investigation and no further information could be released by Lancaster Sheriff’s Station, Pfrehm said.
A call to the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau was not immediately returned Wednesday morning.