No arrests in Heath Springs shooting

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By Chris Sardelli

HEATH SPRINGS – Authorities are searching for a group of men who may be involved in the shooting of a man Friday night, Nov. 16.

Deputies found the victim about 9 p.m. in a home along Mount Carmel Road in Heath Springs, after responding to a report of a shooting, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

The man suffered what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the arm, the release said.  

The victim told deputies an unknown black man knocked on his door, pretending that his vehicle had broken down. 

The victim looked outside and saw a dark SUV parked near the road with its hazard lights on.  

When the victim went into the yard, four unknown black men dressed in all black appeared from the bushes and jumped him, the report said.  

During the attack, the men asked the victim for money. The victim reported that a shot was fired and he then ran to a neighbor’s home.  

According to the release, the victim was taken to a local hospital, though both the exact hospital and the man’s condition were unknown Monday morning.

Both criminal and crime scene-investigators responded to the scene and began a detailed investigation.

Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw did not have additional details Monday morning.

“At this time, this is the only information that is appropriate for release,” Shaw said. 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of those responsible is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (803) 283-4136 or contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-Crime SC 1 (888) 274-6372. You can also e-mail or text your anonymous tip at www.midlandscrimestoppers.com.


 Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416