Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Lancaster City Police seek info in today’s school shooting

See also

A Lancaster elementary school was put on lockdown earlier today after shots were fired on the school property. There were no injuries and the investigation is ongoing tonight as the Lancaster City Police (LCPD) are still looking for the two male shooters.

It was near the end of the school day today (Wednesday, 15 January) at approximately 2:48 p.m. when Lancaster City Police received an anonymous call that shots were fired in the area of Martin Luther King Elementary School, 455 South Duke Street. The caller, according to LCPD, said two black males were in the playground and one fired a shot from a handgun.

The school went on immediate lockdown while police canvassed the area. Police did find a single spent casing in the playground. The two men were seen heading east on Green Street. The only description was that one male was wearing a red sweatshirt and the other was wearing a black sweatshirt.

The lockdown was lifted once there was no longer an immediate danger to students and the staff. Parents then picked up their children at the school.

Readers with information are asked to call the Police at 717-735-3300. The Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers can also be called at 800-322-1913. Tips can also be left on the LCPD website by clicking on the Submit a Tip button at

Upcoming Events & Information Request

Lancaster City is located in South Central Pennsylvania. Home to over 60,000 people, it is the County Seat. Do you have an upcoming event or information that would interest the Lancaster community? If so, please email Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman at

Subscribe to get free, instant updates on the Buzz around Lancaster City on If you would like to write on issues affecting your community, please go to



  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!