Three York City teens escaped with their lives about 7:30 p.m. Monday when they were shot in the 800 block of West Princess Street, police said.

Two male juveniles, ages 16 and 17, each suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, York City Police said.

Both were taken to York Hospital by ambulance, police said.

Britney Toomey, 18, who lives in the area, was shot in the arm and leg, according to police.

She was treated at Memorial Hospital, a hospital spokesman said.

The three victim's wounds are not considered life-threatening, York City Police Capt. Tim Utley said.

Detectives are investigating statements from the victims and from witnesses.

Car pulled up: A witness said a vehicle — no model or color noted — pulled up, after which two people got out and started shooting, according to Utley.

One of the male victims told officers he was sitting on a porch when he heard a pop and thought it was fireworks, until the second gunshot hit him in the leg, police said. That victim said he thought the gunfire came from near the corner of West Princess and Sheridan streets, police said.

Toomey was sitting on her porch when gunfire erupted and she was shot, Utley said.

Gun found: Investigators collected shell casings from the scene, the captain said, and also seized a discarded handgun.

It is unclear at this point who had that weapon, the captain confirmed.

The gun was found behind the home where the male victims were shot, according to Utley.

"It was a nice night — a holiday — and everyone was outside," he said.


Despite that, detectives are still hoping to hear from people with any information about the triple shooting, Utley said.

Anyone with information is asked to call city detectives at (717) 849-2219, or call the city's anonymous crime tip line, (717) 849-2204. Or anonymously text a tip to YORKTIPS at 847411.

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