“An anonymous tip will put no one at risk. Failing to share what you know about a fatal shooting puts us all in danger, and you, too.”

There have been four fatal shootings in just over three months — including three in the past 10 days —  in Lancaster city. Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect in one of them and identifying suspects in the other three.

In case you know anything and missed how to report what you saw or heard concerning recent shootings in Lancaster,  here’s how you can help to make our community safer for yourself, your family and everyone else.

— Call Lancaster Bureau of Police: 717-735-3300.

— Call Lancaster City-County CrimeStoppers, anonymously, if you wish: 800-322-1913.

— Submit a tip anonymously online.

— Dial 847-411 (TIP-411) to send a tip via text; begin the message with “LANCS,” then type your tip.

If a friend or acquaintance  mentions knowing something about one of the recent shootings, or if you believe he does, encourage that person to get in touch with police or CrimeStoppers.

“People with any information about any of these incidents, no matter how trivial they think it may be, need to come forward and share it with investigators,” Lt. Todd Umstead, of the Lancaster City Bureau of Police, said in an email Monday.

Read the full editorial from Lancaster Online.

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