On January 22, 2023, at approximately 2:18 A.M., an officer was in the area of High and Market Streets when he heard a gunshot. Officers investigated and discovered a male victim suffering from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was transported to the hospital. Through an investigation, a suspect was identified and taken into custody at the scene. Vaughn Yanko, a 22-year-old white male from West Chester, PA, was charged with Criminal Attempted Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. Yanko was transported to Chester County Prison for arraignment. A preliminary hearing is pending at District Court 15-1-01. Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Chester Police Department, 610-696-2700.