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Police investigate possible shooting in Harrisburg

Police investigate possible shooting in Harrisburg

WE WILL SHOW YOU HOW MUCH MONEY YOU COULD GIVE TO LOCAL BUSINESSES. THIS IS COVERAGE YOU CAN COUNT ON. WGAL NEWS EIGHT TO SIX STARTS NOW. TONIGHT, THE YORK CITY COUNCIL IS EXPECTED TO VOTE ON A BILL BANING GHOST GUNS. GOOD NIGHT. I’m LORI BURKHOLDER AND I’M JERE GISH. GHOST GUNS ARE UNREGISTERED AND CANNOT BE TRACED. AND THAT’S WHY THE COUNCIL IS CONCERNED. NEWS EIGHT’S MARY JORGENSEN JOINS US NOW LIVE FROM THAT MEETING, MEREDITH. LORI AND JERRY WERE INTRODUCED EARLIER THIS MONTH. THIS ANTI-GHOST GUN BILL IS EXPECTED TO BE PASSED AT TONIGHT’S YORK CITY COUNCIL MEETING. THAT’S ABOUT TO BEGIN TODAY. AND IF THAT HAPPENS, IT MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE, HAVE OR USE THE FIREARM THAT YOU MADE YOURSELF WITHOUT THE PROPER LICENSE, ANY OF THAT WILL BE ILLEGAL. MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE AND THE CEASE FIRE PA HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE AN HOUR AGO EXPLAINING THEIR INTENTIONS. MAKE BILL 14 A LAW. THE GOAL IS SIMPLE TO TAKE GHOST GUNS OFF THE STREETS OF YORK CITY AND KEEP THE RESIDENTS OF WHITE ROSE CITY SAFE. AS A RESULT, GHOST GUNS ARE OFTEN DESCRIBED AS HOMEMADE WEAPONS, SOMETIMES CREATED ON A 3D PRINTER OR ASSEMBLED FROM PARTS PURCHASED ONLINE. A POPULAR OPTION IS AN 80% COMPLETE GHOST GUN KIT THAT IS EASY TO PURCHASE ONLINE. ALL OF THIS WILL BE ILLEGAL IF YORK PASSES THE BILL, WHILE THE SECOND AMENDMENT PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO HAVE LEGAL FIREARM IS OVER 200 YEARS OLD, THE OPTION TO PRINT YOUR OWN GUN OR BUY PARTS ONLINE HAS ONLY GAINED TRACTION IN THE LATEST DECADE OR SO, MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO LEGISLATE IS VERY DIFFICULT, BUT I’M VERY GRATEFUL FOR THAT. WE HAVE A CONNECTION HERE IN YORK CITY, PENNSYLVANIA WITH ORGANIZATIONS LIKE CEASEFIRE PENNSYLVANIA THAT ARE FORWARD THINKING TO STAY ON CUSP AND AHEAD OF THINGS OF THIS TYPE AND CAN HAVE A CONNECTION WITH US AND BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH US SO THAT WE CAN WORK HAND HAND TEACHING PARENTS TO BE VIGILANT. LOOK FOR THOSE RED FLAGS AND THOSE SIGNS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, BE ABLE TO WORK WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS AND COUNTY OFFICIALS AND IMPLEMENT A TASK FORCE TO REALLY BE ABLE TO FOCUS YOUR EFFORTS ON THAT. SO BE PROACTIVE. AND THAT’S THE GOAL HERE, TO BE PROACTIVE RATHER THAN REACTIVE. BUT THEY’RE SAYING THE GHOST GUNS HAVE BEEN HERE ON THE STREETS OF YORK CITY. UP TO 30 HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN CRIME IN THE PAST YEAR OR TWO. NOW, THIS WOULD MAKE YORK ONLY THE SECOND CITY IN THE STATE TO HAVE A LAW, HAVING SUCH A LAW ENACTED, YORK WOULD BE THE SECOND ONLY AFTER PHILADELPHIA. BUT CEASE FIRE PA SAYS THIS IS WHAT THEY DO. THEY FIND PLACES WHERE THIS IS A PROBLEM AND THEN THEY TRY TO IMPLEMENT THESE TYPES OF SOLUTIONS. AND BRANDON FLOOD FROM CEASE FIRE, PA TOLD ME HARRISBURG IS NEXT IN, SORRY, IN YORK CITY. I’M MEREDITH JORGENSEN WGAL NEWS EIGHT. MEREDITH. THANK YOU. NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT AFTER A DOLPHIN COUNTY OWNER WAS WORKING IN THE GARDEN AND DISCONNECTED COCAINE. LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP POLICE TELL US THE COCAINE WEIGHTS EIGHT OUNCES WITH A STREET VALUE OF UP TO $3,000. THE COCAINE WAS FOUND ON SATURDAY IN A HOUSE ON RIVERVIEW DRIVE. THE POLICE TELL US THEY DON’T KNOW IF THEY WILL EVER BE ABLE TO TELL HOW LONG THE COCAINE HAS BEEN BURIED. IT HAS NOW BEEN SENT TO THE STATE POLICE LABORATORY FOR OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION AND FURTHER PROCESSING. WHILE IN THE LABORATORY, TECHNICIANS WILL CONDUCT FURTHER FORENSIC TESTS, INCLUDING FINGERPRINTS AND DNA SEARCH. Well, tonight the search begins for a hit-and-run driver in York. YOU’RE ABOUT TO SEE THIS HERE. THIS MAN CROSSES THE PEDESTRIAN CROSSING. AND THAT CAR COMES. NEWS ED WEINSTOCK JOINS NOW LIVE FROM CONTINENTAL SQUARE WHERE THIS HAPPENED. AND WHERE THE INVESTIGATION IS TONIGHT. Ed. YES, THIS HAPPENED IN JUST A MATTER OF SECONDS. LORI. IN CONTINENTAL SQUARE BEHIND ME. YORK CITY POLICE JUST RELEASED THIS VIDEO TODAY OF THE HIT AND RUN, BUT STILL NEED YOUR HELP TO FIND THE DRIVER. CONTINENTAL SQUARE IS THE HEART OF YORK CENTER. ON MAY 9, A 75-YEAR-OLD MAN CROSSING THE STREET IS HIT BY A CAR DURING NOON. LOOKS LIKE A BLUE HONDA. THAT WAS THE VEHICLE THAT CALLED. THE MAN FALLS TO THE FLOOR. THE BLUE CAR STARTS WITHOUT STOP. POLICE SAY THE DRIVER HAD TO SEE THE VICTIM. I THINK THE DRIVER HAD BEEN APPARENT THAT HE HAD HIT SOMEONE. THE POLICE CANNOT SEE THE PLATES IN THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO. I HOPE SOMEONE FROM THE COMMUNITY KNOWS THAT VEHICLE. PEOPLE ON THE STREET RAN TO HELP THE VICTIM. FORTUNELY HE IS NOT SERIOUSLY HURT. NOW, THE POLICE WANTS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT DRIVING IN THE CITY. OUR MOTORISTS MUST REALIZE THAT THEY HAVE TO YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS WHO ARE WALKING AT CROSS CROSSINGS. THE POLICE HERE IN YORK ARE NOW URGING THE DRIVER OF THAT CAR THAT WAS HIT AND CRASHED TO COME HERE. IN YORK. ED WEINSTOCK WGAL NEWS EIGHT. VERY GOOD, ED, THANK YOU FOR THAT. WELL, THE DAUPHIN COUNTY CORONER HAS IDENTIFIED THE MAN FOUND LAST FRIDAY IN HARRISBURG. PRENTICE SPRIGGS IS 44 YEARS OLD. INVESTIGATORS CALLED HIS DEATH SUSPICIOUS AFTER HE WAS FOUND ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD ON ETHEL STREET. A COUNTY SPOKESMAN SAYS SPRIGGS’ AUTOPSY WAS PERFORMED TODAY, BUT FURTHER INVESTIGATION AND TESTING IS STILL NEEDED TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE AND MANNER OF DEATH. TWO STATE LEGISLATORS HAVE WRITTEN A LETTER TO THE HARRISBURG CITY COUNCIL AFTER THE COUNCIL REJECTED THE CITY CONTRACT IT HAD PLANNED TO HIRE TO REBUILD THE BURNT BRICK BUILDING AT THE BROAD STREET MARKET. REPRESENTATIVES PATTY KIM AND DAVE MADSEN SAY THEY ARE CONCERNED THAT A DELAY IN ELECTING A CONSTRUCTION MANAGER COULD DELAY FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM THE STATE. THEY SAY, QUOTE, WE ARE CONCERNED THAT THE FAILED VOTE COULD HAVE DELAYED RECONSTRUCTION UP TO 3 TO 5 MONTHS, AND SINCE THE NEXT STATE BUDGET IS EXPECTED TO BE APPROVED IN JUNE, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT APPROPRIATIONS WILL BE AWARDED IN THIS BUDGET CYCLE. THEY ARE ASKING THE COUNCIL TO FIND A WAY TO RECONSIDER THE VOTING OR ACCELERATE A NEW SELECTION PROCESS. THE TEMPORARY MARKET AT TEN AND BROAD STREET IS EXPECTED TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON THURSDAY. WELL, IN ONE WEEK THE LANCASTER COUNTRY CLUB WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE US WOMEN’S OPEN. THIS EVENT IS EXPECTED TO BRING BIG BUSINESS TO LANCASTER COUNTY. NEWS EIGHT’S BARBARA BARR REPORTS ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF RESTAURANTS. MOJITO, ELEPHANT EARS, THE GREENHOUSES. MANY LANCASTER COUNTY BUSINESSES COUNT ON THE U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT TO GET A BIG SCORE FOR THEIR RESULTS. WE HOPE THAT AFTER PEOPLE ARE AT THE GOLF EVENT, THEY’LL COME DOWN HERE, MAYBE HAVE A BEER OR GET A SNACK WITH US HERE. PICASSO’S PIZZA IS LOCATED CLOSE TO THE ACTION, RIGHT OFF A TURN OFF EDEN ROAD AND ROUTE 23. GOING IN THE OTHER HAND BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WE SEE A LITTLE MORE PEOPLE COMING IN. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE QUIET HERE. WELL, SOME COMPANIES ARE EXPECTING TO SEE AN INFLUX OF CUSTOMERS DURING THE WEEK OF THE US WOMEN’S OPEN. ONE COMPANY IS ALREADY REAPING THE BENEFITS. SO TAMMY AND I KNEW WE WANTED TO DO RED AND WHITE TO GIVE A POP. LAURA CLEGG, OWNER OF PERFECT POTS, ONCE AGAIN PROVIDES THE LANCASTER COUNTRY CLUB WITH FLOWER AND PLANTS ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE TOURNAMENT. We had the opportunity to partner with LANCASTER COUNTRY CLUB THE LAST TIME THE OPEN WAS IN THE CITY, AND THIS TIME WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO GET SOME OF THE POT DESIGNED AGAIN. CLEGG SAYS THE EXHIBITION IN 2015 HELPED HIS BUSINESS GROW. ALTHOUGH THE TOURNAMENT MAY CAUSE SOME INCONVENIENCES SUCH AS TRAFFIC DETURNATIONS, COMMUNITY LEADERS CALLER IT A GREAT VICTORY FOR THE COUNTY. IT HAS A HUGE ECONOMIC IMPACT ON LANCASTER COUNTY, SO EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT A GOLFER, IT’S DEFINITELY A GOOD THING. AND EVERY TIME WE HIGHLIGHT THE LANCASTER COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PARSONS ESTIMATES THE WEEK-LONG EVENT WILL GENERATE ABOUT $30 MILLION FOR THE LANCASTER COUNTY ECONOMY. BARBARA BARR NEWS EIGHT. AND OF COURSE, WE WILL HAVE LIVE COVERAGE OF THE US WOMEN’S OPEN TEAM THROUGHOUT THE WEEK STARTING ON MONDAY WITH SPECIAL REPORTS LIVE AT 6:00 FROM THE LANCASTER COUNTRY CLUB. TECH COMPANIES ARE COMING TOGETHER AND FIGHTING ONLINE SCAMS AS 8 ON YOUR SIDE CONSUMER RESEARCHER BRIAN ROCHE EXPLAINS, THEY ARE TRYING TO STOP THE SCAMS THAT HAVE ALREADY CLAIMED VICTIMS HERE IN THE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY. THE GROUP IS CALLED ANTI-SCAM TECHNOLOGY AND THEY ARE COMMITTED TO WORKING TOGETHER TO PREVENT AND INTERRUPT FINANCIAL SCAMS. THE COALITION INCLUDES SOME BIG NAMES, INCLUDING META AND MATCH GROUP, WHICH IS THE PARENT COMPANY OF TINDER AND HINGE. THEY PLAN TO SHARE DATA, BEST PRACTICES AND OTHER TIPS TO KEEP YOU SAFE. IN ONE OF THE SCAMS YOU COME IN, A PARTICULAR TYPE OF ROMANCE SCAM WITH A HORRIBLE NAME IS SOMETHING CALLED PIG BUTTER. THE TERM COMES FROM THE IDEA OF GREATING THE VICTIM AS MUCH AS YOU CAN WITH LOVE AND PRAISE AND ATTENTION AS POSSIBLE BEFORE STEALING THEIR MONEY. NOW, WE HAVE REPORTED ABOUT THIS TYPE OF SCAM A MONTH AGO. In fact, when this man, Mark Heath, told me that he had lost $165,000, that’s when victims are persuaded to invest money. AND ONCE THAT MONEY IS SENT, THE SCAMMERS SIMPLY DISAPPEAR. TECH COMPANIES HOPE THAT BY BRINGING THEIR SECURITY TEAMS TOGETHER THEY WILL BE ABLE TO SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE SCAMS AND THEY ALSO PLAN TO WORK WITH THE POLICE AND SHARE INFORMATION WITH THEM. FRIENDS, I REPORT ON THESE SCAMS EVERY DAY AND IT’S GOOD TO SEE THESE MEDIA COMPANIES WORKING TOGETHER TO PROTECT YOU. I’M BRIAN ROCHE ON YOUR SIDE WGAL NEWS EIGHT. AND UP. HER NAME IS LONNIE WALTER, A TEN-YEAR-OLD GIRL FROM LEBANON COUNTY WHO FIGHTS A RARE GENETIC DISORDER HAS HER FAMILY LOOKING FOR A CURE. AFTER TWO MONTHS I HAD ECZEMA FROM THE TOP OF MY HEAD TO MY FEET. ONLY FULL BODY ECZEMA. UM, AND I STARTED GETTING SICK MORE FREQUENTLY WITH RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND EAR INFECTIONS. HERE, THE STORY OF LONNIE AND HIS FAMILY’S SEARCH FOR A MATCH COMING UP TONIGHT ON NEWS EIGHT AT SIX AND CHANGES AT BEAVER STADIUM. THE WORK ALREADY IN PROGRESS AND WHATEVER. IT HAS BEEN DRY, BUT LIKE SUMMER THROUGHOUT THE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY AND IT WILL BE A NICE, WARM AFTERNOON THERE. THE BEAUTIFUL SUNSET WILL OCCUR A LITTLE AFTER 8:00. LOOK FOR SOME FOG TO DEVELOP TONIGHT AND THEN TOMORROW. A LITTLE MORE HEAT, A LITTLE MORE HUMIDITY AND PAST SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS RETURN TO THE VALLEY. I WILL FOLLOW THEM HOUR BY HOUR. IN THE TEN DAY FORECAST. AFTER TH

Police investigate possible shooting in Harrisburg

Police are responding to a call of a possible shooting at 16th and Chestnut streets around 9 pm Video above: Headlines from WGAL News 8 today. Stay with WGAL for updates as we learn more. This story was picked up by Hearst’s WGAL alert service. photos or video of an incident? If so, upload them to https://www.wgal.com/upload. Be sure to include your name and additional details so we can give you proper credit online and on TV.

Police are responding to a call of a possible shooting at 16th and Chestnut streets around 9 p.m.

Video above: Headlines from WGAL News 8 Today.

Stay with WGAL for updates as we learn more.

This story was curated by Hearst’s WGAL Alert Desk.

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