Homicide rattles York neighbors

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – It was a bad night at the Goode Elementary School playground. Police say that is where 22-year-old Joshua Titus Clark Sr. of York was shot and killed.

“I am scared about this. That’s the only thing. I don’t want to be around people like that. I think police need to do whatever they have to do,” said Ingres Morel of York.

“It’s all the time around here,” said Brenda Kiehl of York.

Kiehl lives across the street from where Clark died. She says it is an all too common occurrence on Wallace Street.

“I am getting used to it, hearing these shots and then reading in the paper that someone is dying,” Kiehl said.

The coroner said Clark died of multiple gun shot wounds.

“I heard the gun shots, I heard like five of them and then I heard somebody go running past my house,” Darlene Brenner said.

Police remain on the hunt for the shooter. Brenner says she constantly worries about the safety of her family.

“All I think about is I have five grandsons that live with me under the age of 13, and any one of those bullets might have been stray and come through the house and caught one of them,” Brenner said.

Homicides in the city have decreased every year since 2012, but neighbors say the violence has not.

“One come up to me about my size and stole my purse right off my arm,” Keihl said.

“I don’t want that to happen to me, my family and my children,” Morel said.

 

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