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Two men shot in robbery at Dauphin County Motel

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Two men are shot during a robbery at a Dauphin County motel. It happened around 1:17am at the Rodeway Inn, 631 Eisenhower Boulevard in Swatara Township.

Police responding to the scene found the victim in the nearby Capital Diner on 800 Eisenhower Boulevard. He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. He told police he shot the man who robbed him as well.

Police found the suspect, Mario Shockley, 25, of York, in the back seat of a car driven by his accomplice, Brittany Pitts, 23, also of York. Shockley was also shot in the chest.

Both the victim and Shockley were taken to Hershey Medical Center and are undergoing surgery for their injuries. Shockley and Pitts are being charged with robbery, aggravated assault and persons not to possess a firearm.

Police said the victim did have a permit for his gun.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact Swatara Township police at 717-564-2550.

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4 Comments to “Two men shot in robbery at Dauphin County Motel”

    weimerheimer said:
    February 7, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Yet another reason to have a "legal" Armed America.

    CCW ….. 2nd Amendment!!!

    Doughdaddy said:
    February 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Great story. Until I got to the "Police said the victim did have a gun permit for his firearm.". This is not possible since PA does not use "gun permits". We have a "license to carry firearm" (LTCF) which allows concealed carry and is not "for a firearm" but instead is for the person. In ones own home, or hotel room, an LTCF is not needed since open carry of guns, or guns in ones home, are allowed without any required "permit". Please know what you report before spreading misinformation.

      Al P said:
      February 7, 2014 at 12:02 PM

      You are quibbling. Taniel Orr is barely literate and you expect her to know the fine points of the law? The victim was in legal possession of a firearm. Period. The perp was not a person to possess a firearm. There is more to this story. The two perps had a reason to go all the way from York to that particular room in that particular motel.

      clcherry43 said:
      February 7, 2014 at 12:32 PM

      The terms "gun permit" were taken straight from the Swatara Township Police Department release. Taniel was only passing along the information given by police.

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