By GREG GROSS 505-5433/@ydcrime

A York City man died Saturday, nearly a week after he was shot in an alley in the city.

Vinny A. Reinoso, 29, of the 500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, was pronounced dead at York Hospital at 1:11 p.m., said York County Coroner Pam Gay.

Reinoso, the father of a 3-year-old boy, was shot in the neck and shoulder on Bruce Street - an alley between the 400 blocks of Lincoln Street and Linden Avenue - about 4 p.m., Feb. 16.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition and had been on life support, said York City Police Capt. Russ Tschopp.

Since the shooting, police have been tracking down leads.

"We have been investigating it from last week and are following leads," said Chief Wes Kahley of city police.

An autopsy is scheduled for 8 a.m. Monday at Allentown's Lehigh Valley Hospital, Gay said.

Investigation: Tschopp said investigators are looking into a number of possible motives for what led to the shooting. They are also searching for suspects in the case.

"We know it wasn't a random crime," he said.

Reinoso drove onto the dead-end Bruce Street in the city's Avenues neighborhood and was getting out of a car when two males opened fire on him. The males then ran off.

Officers were sent there for a report of shots fired and found Reinoso lying in the alley.

Family mourns: Reinoso was a painter by trade, said his brother, Ariel Reinoso, and worked for their father, who operates a painting business.


Though Vinny Reinoso favored football and rooted on the New York Giants, when his son, Miguel, took an interest in baseball, he took up the sport.

"His son liked baseball, so he liked baseball. They would go to the park and throw the ball," Ariel Reinoso said. "He liked to play with his son."

Vinny Reinoso also played basketball in high school in New Jersey. The family moved to York City in 2004.

Ariel Reinoso said the death has been hard on the family but added extended family members from New York, New Jersey and the Dominican Republic have come to the area to help.

"It's tough, but you have to be strong for his son," Ariel Reinoso said.

Anyone with information about the shooting 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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