Harrisburg Police investigate shooting murder: “Not the normal caliber”

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Harrisburg Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed driving through Hall Manor. He was hit in the neck, and his car crashed into other cars at about 5 a.m. on Tuesday.

The Dauphin County Coroner says Malik Jones was 18 years old, and a father of four.

“My heart goes out to the victim’s family, the mom the dad, the brothers the sisters, my heart goes out to them,” says Shanna Hymon, who lives in Hall Manor and knows Jones’s family.

Jones didn’t live in Hall Manor and police say there’s no known motive for the shooting. Police say they’re following leads but there are no suspects yet.

The shot that killed Jones woke up the neighborhood.

“All I heard about 5 in the morning was a gunshot,” says Tonya Croft, who lives in Hall Manor with her kids, and wants to move. “It was like bang. That was it.”

The Coroner says it was so loud because the gun wasn’t a typical one used in other homicides this year.

“Not the normal caliber, not the normal slug,” says Graham Hetrick, Dauphin County Coroner. “That’s all I’m going to say at this point.”