LANCASTER – A man was critically wounded in a shooting outside a Lancaster liquor store Sunday night, authorities said.
The shooting happened at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at Kingtree Avenue and Avenue I, according to Lt. Derrick Alfred of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station said.
The victim was taken to a hospital where he was last reported in surgery, Alfred said.
A crime scene was being preserved early Monday morning while the victim was undergoing treatment.
Friends of the victim said he was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting in front of Cliff’s Liquor, but sheriff’s officials would not confirm this information Monday.
The suspect vehicle was described Sunday night as a late model, black Dodge Challenger, according to a Lancaster Sheriff’s Station crime broadcast. However, this information could not be confirmed by sheriff’s officials on Monday.
No further information was immediately available.
Anyone with information on this shooting is encouraged to contact Daniel Welle of the Operation Safe Streets gang unit at 661-948-8466.
Editor’s note: Much of this information is still preliminary. We will revise/update this story with more information if it becomes available.