A man was wounded Sunday night in a drive-by shooting incident in Lancaster County, police said.
Police said that witnesses have so far been recalcitrant to help deputies find the shooter.
The 21-year-old victim in the shooting on 16th Street has not been identified by police.
The victim was shot multiple times, and was taken to a Charlotte hospital after initially being treated at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, said Barry Faile, Lancaster County Sheriff.
Police were first called to the 900 block of 16th Street, near Brooklyn Avenue, about reports of gunfire around 7 p.m. They found the victim in a yard, Faile said. Officers also found shell casings in the street.
Officers determined the victim had been a passenger in a black 2002 Honda Accord that was fired on as it drove down the street, Faile said. The car was found abandoned nearby, about 30 minutes after the victim was shot, Faile said.
It is unclear if the hospitalized victim has been able to tell police if he knows who his assailant was or why he was targeted.
Police said that despite the incident happening during daylight, detectives have received little information from witnesses, residents and neighbors.
“I encourage anyone with information about this case to call us,” Faile said in a statement. ”If you do not want to tell us who you are, you can remain anonymous. We need to get those responsible for this shooting into custody as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information can call the sheriff’s office at 803-283-3388; or contact Midlands Crimestoppers at 888-274-6372;, online at www.midlandscrimestoppers.com.