YORK—It was a deadly day in the city of York. Two shootings yesterday, just a block apart, claim two lives. In the latest incident, police are still trying to determine what happened and how the man ended up with a fatal gunshot wound.
The latest shooting happened around 9:45 last night. York City police found a man they thought had been involved in a car accident, actually was suffering from a gunshot wound. He died at the hospital. And now the search is on for answers in to this latest violent mystery.
Two deadly shootings in less than 17 hours, one block apart from one another, have York City police searching for answers.
"It was scary. It was too close to my crib. Scary," said neighbor Trina White after an early morning shooting along South Queen Street.
The latest incident happened after police got a call for an accident at the corner of Boundary Avenue and Wilson Court last night. When they got on scene, they found 45-year-old John Houseman Junior of Red Lion suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was taken to York Hospital where he later died.
"To have to see something like this just ain't cool," said Shawna Deskins after the shooting on South Queen Street.
Just a few hours before that, around 6:15 yesterday morning, police were called to the corner of South Queen Street and Boundary Avenue for another shooting.
"I heard eight shots, pop, pop, pop, pop," White said.
Police say 54-year-old Shannon Mayo, who lives along South Queen Street, shot and killed 34-year-old Donnell McIntyre in the middle of the street. Several neighbors say, Mayo told them, McIntyre tried to rob him and that's why he fired.
"Mr. Shannon was across the street waving his gun saying "why did you do that, why did you do that?" Deskins said.
"Normally, he's out here cleaning up, helping the neighbors out and whatever. He was a pretty decent guy," said Jim Becker after the South Queen Street shooting.
This area has seen its fair share of violence. Three makeshift memorials in a two block radius litter the streets. Many saying, they have seen enough.
"I think they have to start clamping down on this type of stuff. It's not going to get any better unless they start with the small stuff and go to the big stuff," Becker said.
Police have not released many details about the shooting last night. No word on any suspects at this point. As for the shooting yesterday morning, Shannon Mayo is being charged with criminal homicide. Police have not said if they believe the claims that Mayo was being robbed.
An autopsy on Donnell McIntyre will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of death.
Just a note, at 8 a.m. this morning, we aired an improper picture of Shannon Mayo during a news piece. We apologize for the mistake and have fixed the error.