Drive-by shooting at Pardue Street apartment complex

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By Chris Sardelli

Two Lancaster residents were not harmed after someone shattered their glass front door during an apparent drive-by shooting May 3. 

Police raced to the 1800 block of Pardue Street about 11:35 p.m. after receiving a 911 call that someone fired between five and six gunshots in that area, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

Officers arrived to find a large crowd in the area and also noticed a shattered screen door at a nearby apartment, the report said. 

Two residents, a 24-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, told officers they were inside the apartment during the shooting. 

The woman said she heard the gunshots and “jumped on the floor.” At about the same time, the man reported seeing the headlights from a vehicle leaving the area, though he did not have a description of the vehicle, the report said.

Both victims told officers they heard something hit the front door, but did not open the door to see what happened.

Officers noted in the report that the glass screen door was completely shattered and the front door had a small indentation where a bullet had struck it, the report said. 

There were several witnesses at the scene, though none could identify who fired the shots. 

“Several subjects stated they only observed the flashes from the gun, but did not see the suspect,” an officer wrote in the report. 

Another witness noticed someone running from the 1800 block to the 1900 block and then saw muzzle flashes, but could not describe the person, the report said. 

At least five shell casings were found on the sidewalk and road in front of the apartment and were collected as evidence. 

The case is still active and under investigation, the report said. It was unknown Tuesday, May 14, if anyone has been charged or arrested in the shooting. 

If you know anything about the shooting, call the Lancaster Police Department at (803) 283-1171, (803) 283-3313 or the LPD’s anonymous tip hotline at (803) 289-6040.


 Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416