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Man shot in Chambersburg

November 18, 1998|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police Tuesday night were searching for those responsible for a shooting that left one man seriously wounded.

Police identified the victim as Anthony S. Nimley, but his age and address were unavailable. Witnesses said he was shot three times as he stood on the porch of a house at 210 Burch St.

Ryan Mills, of 185 Guilford Drive, was visiting nearby at 225 W. Catherine St. when the shooting occurred. He said he arrived there at about 9:15 p.m. and saw about 10 black males arguing outside the house in a subsidized housing project on the southwest side of Chambersburg.

"I counted them as I came in the house," Mills said. The shooting was called in at 9:24 p.m., according to a dispatcher with Franklin County's 911 center.

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"I heard like six or seven gunshots," Mills said.

Nicole Coy, of 225 W. Catherine St., said she heard the men arguing and looked out of her second floor bedroom window when she heard the shots.

"I saw these sparks or something," she said, referring to the flashes from a gun being fired. Mills said he saw the shots fired from a group of three or four men standing in the middle of Burch Street, about 15 yards from where Nimley was hit.

"After the shots were fired, I was down," Mils said. Coy said she also got away from the window.

Shortly after the shooting ended, Nicole Coy's sister Christina said she saw Nimley "laying on the porch with a blanket wrapped around him."

Mills said it appeared that Nimley had been shot in the neck, arm and leg. He thought the shooters may have left in a white four-door sedan, although police were also looking for a maroon Cadillac with tinted windows.

"Watch out. There's casings out here," one officer said to another as he searched for shell casings on the pavement with a flashlight.

"He's always hanging out there," Christina Coy said of Nimley. Police at the scene did not know Nimley's age or address.

He was taken to Chambersburg Hospital, but a nursing supervisor there said he was flown to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center.

About 11:30 p.m., a nursing supervisor at Hershey said Nimley had arrived and was undergoing treatment.

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