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Man turns himself in, facing attempted murder charges in Lancaster shooting

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A 24-year-old man turned himself in to deputies Thursday night in connection with a shooting that injured one woman in Lancaster in July.

According to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, Foresio Jones was charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.  The shooting occurred around 7 p.m. in the 100 block of Melton Park Circle on July 19.

 Deputies said two women were taken to Springs Memorial Hospital.  A 21-year-old woman was shot multiple times, but deputies said her injuries were not fatal and she was recovering in the hospital. The second woman was not shot or seriously injured, according to deputies. 

A video was posted on Facebook showing parts of the shooting, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies said the shooting was a result of a verbal dispute that began between several women who met on Melton Park Circle. The argument then turned into a physical altercation, according to deputies. After the argument, a gun was discharged at least twice and the 21-year-old woman was struck, the sheriff's office said. 

A 2007 silver Lexus sport utility vehicle fled the scene and was believed to be carrying the shooter. Deputies said shots were fired at the Lexus, but no one inside the vehicle was struck. The Lexus was found parked at a home on Carnes Alley Wednesday night and was seized by deputies, the sheriff's office said. 

Deputies said multiple bullet holes were seen in the Lexus. 

Jones was wanted for reportedly shooting the female victim, deputies said. Jones was placed in the Lancaster County Detention Center around 7:30 p.m. Thursday and was denied bond Friday morning. 

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Lewis Johnson Jr., 19, was arrested in connection with the shooting and charged with three counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Deputies say Johnson was the person who allegedly fired shots at the Lexus as the driver fled the scene. Johnson was taken to the Lancaster County Detention Center. 

The sheriff's office issued a warrant for 18-year-old Zion Malik Twitty who was reportedly being held at the Lancaster County Detention Center on unrelated charges. Deputies said they found a pistol that was used by Johnson in the shooting stuffed into a couch at Twitty's apartment. The pistol was reported stolen from a burglary that occurred in Lancaster County earlier this year, the sheriff's office said. 

Twitty was issued a warrant of possession of a stolen pistol. 

Sheriff Barry Faile issued this statement Friday morning:

“With Jones in custody, we are closer to wrapping up this investigation. Investigators are reviewing all the information gathered so far and will determine soon whether other charges will be made.”

If you have any more information about this shooting, you're asked to call the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office at 803-283-3388. 

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