LANCASTER — A Lancaster man died in a shooting Sunday night at his home.
Kenneth Blanding, 36, was shot in the chest and legs, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome.
Just after 7 p.m. Sunday, Lancaster Police went to the 400 block of Miller Street to investigate a report of shots fired.
Officers found Blanding on the front porch of his home at 410 Miller Street. He was pronounced dead on the scene, Broome said.
"It appeared to be a home invasion," Broome said. "He came in and caught someone at his house. They came out and shot him right on the porch. ... It happened so fast he didn't have time to defend himself."
Lancaster Police have released few details about the death, although they said the homicide is not a result of a home invasion robbery "by definition."
Police have not said if a suspect has been identified.
Blanding was involved in a 1999 murder. He pleaded guilty for his role in the killing of pool hall owner Frank Robinson. He was recently released from prison.
The Lancaster Police Department is working with the Lancaster County Sheriffs Office and the State Law Enforcement Division on the investigation.
This is the second homicide this year in the city of Lancaster and the third in Lancaster County.
In 2012, three people were killed within city limits and there was a total of 14 homicides in Lancaster County.
Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard is asking those with information on the shooting to call the police department at 803-283-1174 or 803-283-1171.
Anonymous tips can be left at 803-289-6040.
The Herald's news partner, WSOC-TV, contributed to this report.