Shot in his own kitchen

Shawn Warfel “Waffles” rents an apartment with my son.  If anyone knows anything about his shooting, please contact the police.

Thank you!



YORK, Pa —

A Red Lion man is in the hospital after being shot in his home.

Recent Susquehanna Valley Shootings

Shawn Warfel, 20 years old, was in home on the first block of North Main Street when two armed men opened the door and shot into the kitchen. Warfel was struck two times, police say.

Warfel is recovering at York Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Neighbors said they were shocked by the violence.

“It is a total surprise. I have never even heard actual gunshots in Red Lion —  you know, firecrackers, but not shots,” said resident Rick Mitzel.

Police are continuing to investigate.


York Sunday News article:

A Red Lion man who was shot in his home was in stable condition at York Hospital Sunday afternoon.

Shawn Warfel, 19, of the first block of North Main Street was listed in critical condition when he arrived at the hospital after he was shot early Saturday morning, a hospital nursing supervisor said.

Warfel was in his kitchen when two men with handguns opened the door of the home and fired several shots about 12:24 a.m., according to York Area Regional Police.

Two of the shots hit Warfel, police said.

An officer on patrol in the area saw two people dressed in dark clothing running through a nearby alley about the time of the shooting.

Thinking it suspicious, the officer went to the rear of the first block of North Main Street where he was waived down by people who told the officer that Warfel had been shot, police said.

Investigation: A number of people, including young children, were inside Warfel’s home at the time of the shooting, police said.

No one else was injured during the incident.

Witnesses told police that the men who shot Warfel wearing dark clothing. Witnesses could not see the shooters’ faces, police said.

York Area Regional detectives are investigating the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 741-1259, or through 911.



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