YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — Police charged two men, who allegedly knew each other, in connection with a shooting that took place in York County on the morning of Friday, Feb. 24.
Police charged 20-year-old Kirk Olivier of Columbia, Lancaster County with criminal attempted homicide and aggravated assault at around 7 p.m. Friday. Michael Whitt, 23, of York, Pa. was also charged with simple assault and a firearm charge, according to court documents and a police report.
According to Springettsbury Township Police, officers were dispatched to the Price Busters Discount Furniture Store at 1900 Industrial Highway at 11:05 a.m. for a report of an active threat. Officers arrived minutes later and cleared the building.
There are no injuries associated with the incident at this time. Police determined that several shots were fired and the suspect had left the area before police arrived, according to a police report.
According to York County 911, schools in the Central York School District were briefly on lockdown, which has since been lifted. Some schools in the York Suburban School District were also placed on lockdown.
“We have a son in a kindergarten school here locally, and we got a notification that the school was locked down,” said Ryan Dixon, who lives in the neighborhood. “Every parent’s worst nightmare as the cliché goes, but it was definitely true. So you’re first worried about your safety, your family’s safety, and then your surrounding neighbors and community members as well.”
Officers from Springettsbury Police and other agencies searched and cleared the surrounding neighborhood for any additional threats. Neighbors told abc27 this is typically a quiet area that rarely — if ever — sees this type of crime.
“Little too close for comfort,” Dixon said.
Police stress that this was an isolated incident and there is no active threat to the public. Police also stated that the two suspects knew each other. The shooting occurred between both people and both suspects fled prior to the police’s arrival. Police have said that this was not an active attacker event where a subject enters a location with the intent to inflict mass casualties.
Olivier and Whitt both have warrants out for their arrest.
Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Corporal Russell Schauer with the Springettsbury Township Police Department at 717-757-3525