UPDATE: Arrest made in Lancaster city homicide

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LANCASTER, Pa — One man is dead and another is injured after a shooting in Lancaster City on Saturday morning.

Lancaster Police say they were called to O’Halloran’s pub on High Street for a reported fight around 1:15 a.m. on Saturday.  Shortly after, police were alerted by dispatchers of a reported shots fired in the area.

Police found two men with gunshot wounds on the sidewalk in the 100 of Fairview Ave.

Marcus McCain

The first victim, 29-year-old Marcus McCain, had multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and was unresponsive at the scene. He was rushed to the hospital were he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

The second, a 20-year-old Lancaster man, had multiple gunshot wounds to his legs. He was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police say his injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

Investigators believe that a disturbance at the bar resulted in several patrons, including the persons of interest leaving. The shooting occurred a short time later.

Lancaster City Police say after they released the surveillance footage asking for the public’s help in identifying 2 persons of interest, they began to receive numerous tips.

Based on what witnesses told police and citizen tips, they were able to identify Alexander Cruz, 34, as the person of interest who fired the shots. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Detectives got word that Cruz was at a home in the Ephrata area.

Ephrata Police along with Lancaster SERT team and Lancaster city police detectives converged on a house in the first block of October Glory Trail in Ephrata Township around 5:00 a.m. Cruz was located inside the residence and taken into custody without incident.

Alexander Cruz is charged with criminal homicide, criminal attempted homicide, and multiple firearms charges.

He is being held for arraignment.

Detectives are working to identify all of the parties involved and anyone who may have witnessed the disturbance or the shooting.

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.

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