LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — The Lancaster Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting that took place on Friday, Dec. 9
According to police, at 11:34 p.m. officers responded to a report of gunshots being fired from the area of Ruby Street and Prangely Avenue. When officers arrived on the scene, they located a deceased man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
According to the Lancaster County Coroner’s office 30-year-old James Jeffery Diggs of Lititz was killed in the shooting. An autopsy conducted on Dec. 12 ruled his cause of death gunshot wounds and his manner of death a homicide.
Officers also found a blood trail leading into a residence in the 400 block of Ruby Street. The residence was checked and officers located a boy who had also been shot multiple times. The boy was alive and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The boy’s injuries are not life-threatening and he is in stable condition at this time.
Lancaster Police Detectives also responded to the location to identify witnesses and process the crime scene. Police state that the crime scene was large and included both public areas and a private residence.
Lancaster City residents may have encountered blocked streets and areas that are not currently accessible to the public. The Bureau asks for patience as Evidence Technicians process the scene.
At this time, this does not appear to have been a random act of violence and there is no increased danger to the public.