A Lancaster man was shot and a 9 year-old girl pistol-whipped in an early morning home invasion and robbery. It happened around 2:48am in an apartment building on the 100 block of East Walnut Street. Police found the victim with a gunshot wound to his left thigh and a bruised eye. A woman who also lives in the apartment fled with two children, the 9 year-old girl and a 1 year-old boy. Police say the girl had a laceration on the left side of her head that was about an inch and a half long.
The victims told police two armed menentered the apartment demanding money. One of them struck the male victim in the face with a handgun, then fired one shot, striking him in the leg. One of the suspects also struck the 9-year-old girl in the face with a handgun, causing the laceration. Both suspects then fled the scene. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The suspects are described as:
Suspect #1: Tall black male, muscular build
Suspect #2: Shorter black male
Both suspects were reported to be wearing dark clothing and some type of masks over their faces.
Initial investigation has determined that this was not a random attack and the male victim was targeted by the suspects.
Anyone with information is urged to call Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also click the Submit a Tip button on our website, www.lancasterpolice.com, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411. Tipsters may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.