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‘Innocent victim’: Teen shot in York drive-by after woman opens fire, police say

A teen police called an “innocent victim” was shot Sunday after an argument between two women.

The man, who has not been identified, was airlifted by helicopter from the Valley neighborhood of York to a Charlotte hospital, said Andy Robinson, York Police Department chief.

The victim, 18, was shot in the back as he attempted to run away, Robinson said. The victim was in critical but stable condition, Robinson said.

“It appears the man was an innocent victim in all this and that makes it even more frustrating when public safety is our main concern,” Robinson said.

Police have identified the shooter as Brittany Sade McKnight, 24, of Blacksburg, according to a York Police Department statement. McKnight is wanted on arrest warrants for attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, police said.

McKnight should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

The incident happened on Galilean Road after noon in the neighborhood on the city’s southern edge. McKnight was driving slowly through the neighborhood, Robinson said.

“McKnight then quickly and sharply drove up to a driveway and started yelling at witnesses and the victim,” police said in a statement. “McKnight began firing several shots at witnesses and the victim as she drove away.”

McKnight was driving a dark Green GMC Yukon with South Carolina license plate LZV-221, police said.

McKnight is known to frequent areas including western York County, Cherokee County, and Gaston County in North Carolina.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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