LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – Flashing police lights weren’t the wake-up call Manheim Township resident Jill Marcum anticipated early Monday, but it’s the one she got as police started a homicide investigation right outside of her Martha Avenue apartment.
“It’s a little shocking to come out and see this in front of your house,” she told ABC 27 News. “It can happen anywhere.”
Police say around 1:45 a.m., they found a man shot and lying in 700 block of Martha Avenue. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he died. Investigators didn’t immediately release his name.
One woman who didn’t want to give her name, but lives across the street where police focused their investigation, told ABC 27 News it’s normally a quiet area.
“Nothing eventful happens in our neighborhood,” she said. “I did not hear anything. I was very surprised that I did not hear anything.”
Monday’s fatal shooting comes a little more than a week after another homicide in Manheim Township. Police said 19-year-old Jared Weaver was found shot to death in the parking lot of the Advanced Auto Parts store in the 1000 of East King Street on September 27.
Officers say they’re still trying to see if Weaver’s killing is connected to a rash of shootings in Lancaster last month that left three men dead and several others injured.
Marcum lived just down the street from where Weaver was shot before moving to Martha Avenue. She said all the violence has to stop.
“I leave the police to find out who did this and hopefully they can figure it out,” she told ABC 27 News. “All this gun violence solves nothing.”
Monday’s scene happened just a few blocks from Lancaster Catholic High School. School administrators posted on their website that the school ran on a normal schedule on Monday.
Police didn’t release any information about a possible suspect.