NEWBURGH – Two men sustained gunshot wounds early Sunday morning in the area of the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry parking lot and Newburgh City Police are investigating.
One victim was dropped off at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh at around 2:20 a.m. He was uncooperative with investigators.
At about 3:17 a.m., Town of Wallkill Police called Newburgh officers to say another man had come to Orange Regional Medical Center in Wallkill, also with a gunshot wound.
He, too, was uncooperative with police, but police determined both shootings occurred on the Newburgh waterfront.
Police had initially responded to the area of 26 Front Street for a report of shots being fired. In speaking with security at Billy Joe’s restaurant, it was determined to be unfounded.
A short time later, officers interviewed a taxi driver in the ferry parking lot who said an incident had happened in the parking lot and that a person had been hiding near a vehicle. When officers checked that area, they found blood on the ground and located evidence of a shooting. Approximately 30 people were in the area during the time of the incident.
The non-fatal shooting task force was activated and is investigating the incident.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call them at 845-561-3131.