A man shot in the back in Spring Garden Township Monday night is expected to survive his wound.

"As of last night, it appeared the injury was not life-threatening," township police Chief George Swartz said.

Dennis Schaller, 51, of York, was in satisfactory condition Tuesday morning, a York Hospital spokeswoman said.

Police responded to a building at 630 Loucks Mill Road shortly before 8 p.m. for a reported shooting and found the injured Schaller, who had been shot once in the back, according to Swartz. He was conscious as he was placed in an ambulance and taken to York Hospital, police said.

Manhunt: The shooting spurred a manhunt by township officers, with help from Springettsbury Township Police and York City Police.

Some officers carried patrol rifles as they searched.

The shooter, who was armed with a handgun, was last seen running north on Loucks Mill Road toward Route 30, police said. He remains at large.

On Tuesday morning, Swartz said he did not yet know the motive for the shooting.

Clues: Officers at the scene interviewed witnesses and reviewed surveillance tape for clues, Swartz said.

The shooting happened at a building that houses a trucking company and possibly other businesses.

The glass door of the building appeared to have been stuck by bullets, causing it to splinter and crack.

The building is located in a sliver of the township that is mainly industrial.

The shooter was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a mask, police said.


Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call township police at (717) 843-0851, or call 911.

-- Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com. Staff writer Liz Evans Scolforo contributed to this report. Reach her at levans@yorkdispatch.com.