Teen shot, car shot at in two city incidents

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By Jesef Williams

Lancaster police continue to investigate two shootings that reportedly occurred about the same time Saturday night.

Officers came to East Dunlap Street near the Witherspoon Street intersection about 8 p.m. and found a teenager lying in the grass off the road.

The teen, 17, had been shot in the back. He said he didn't know who the assailant was, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

He was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released, Capt. Harlean Howard said.

A woman who had been in her car nearby told officers that she saw a light colored early 1990s Chevrolet Impala speed by. A Dunlap Street resident said she heard several voices and one gun shot.

About the same time, police got a call from someone saying that his vehicle was shot at multiple times.

The driver was traveling south on Miller Street toward Sycamore Run when six or seven people came out the woods nearby and began to shoot at him, the report said.

The driver, who wasn't hurt, didn't see the gunmen's faces.

Bullets damaged both rear doors, the rear bumper, the passenger side rear quarter panel and window and several areas inside the vehicle.

Six 9 mm bullet casings were recovered.

"We are not sure as to whether or not the two cases are related," Capt. Harlean Howard said.

No arrests have been made.