HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A 15-year-old boy was killed after a shooting in Harrisburg.

On Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at about 8:30 pm, the Harrisburg Police responded to the 1900 block of Boas Street for a report of a gunshot victim.

Upon arrival, officers located the victim along Boas Street suffering from a gunshot wound.

Lemar Lester

The victim was rushed to a local hospital, where he was later declared dead. The child’s name was not released by the police.

“I know that police are following up on leads some tips came in we’ve had some cooperation from the community and that is all we can say at this time due to the nature of the investigation,” Harrisburg City Spokesperson Matt Maisel said.

On Friday, Sept. 30, the Harrisburg Bureau of police issued a warrant for 19-year-old Lemar Lester in connection with the shooting. Lester is being charged with criminal homicide, as well as firearm and drug charges.

An investigation into the incident was initiated and is active at this time. Anyone with information about the incident or of Lester’s whereabouts should contact Harrisburg police.