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One pronounced dead at scene of Lancaster County shooting

There is heavy police presence in the area of Bridge Street and North 2nd Street in the borough, and the Lancaster County Coroner has been called to the scene.

COLUMBIA, Pa. — The Lancaster County Coroner's Office responded to the scene of a reported shooting in Columbia on Wednesday, Nov. 30, according to emergency dispatch accounts.

Columbia Police later confirmed that Lamar Lewis, 41, of Philadelphia died and another person was injured in the shooting, which occurred at 10:46 a.m. at the intersection of Bridge and North 2nd Streets in the Lancaster County borough.

Lewis's death has been ruled a homicide, and the Lancaster County Coroner has ruled that he died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Witnesses told police at least one suspect, a Black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, was seen fleeing from the scene. He reportedly ran east on Avenue F toward North Third Street when he was last seen, police said.

The injured victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment, according to police.

One neighbor we spoke with expressed concerns about the safety of his family and said he’s in the process of moving.

“I love the city, but like, I’m ready for the suburbs," said Anthony Covello. "I’d rather be in the suburbs, where I know it’s safer. It’s sad.”

Other neighbors we spoke with off-camera expressed similar concerns about the safety of the area.

The status of the suspect's whereabouts is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information has been encouraged to contact Det. Matt Leddy at (717) 684-7735.

This is a developing story. FOX43 will have more information as it becomes available.

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