UPDATE: Lancaster man charged with Criminal Attempt- Homicide, Aggravated Assault, and other charges in Christmas shooting


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Lancaster City Police officers were dispatched to a shooting in the area of Conestoga Street and S. Water Street Friday, December 25, where they located a male victim, who had been shot in the torso.

Detectives believe the victim and a group of males engaged in a verbal dispute, which escalated, resulting in one of the males firing a shot, striking the victim in the torso.  The suspect and two other males then fled the scene on foot, running south towards Andrew or Hazel Streets.

The victim, a 17-year-old Lancaster area resident, is hospitalized and being treated for serious injuries.

Through the course of the investigation, police have identified the suspect a 17-year-old from Lancaster, Pa.

The suspect is charged with Criminal Attempt- Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Firearms Not To Be Carried Without a License, Possession of Firearm by Minor, and three Counts Recklessly Endangering Another Person. McCracken was charged as an adult. 

A warrant was issued for an arrest. Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact Lancaster Bureau of Police at 717-735-3301 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also Submit a Tip or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411. Tipsters may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to ABC27 to stay up to date on the latest.


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