Afternoon shooting sends one to hospital


POUGHKEEPSIE – City of Poughkeepsie Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 131 Washington Street on Thursday afternoon.

Officers arrived at the gas station and learned that a 19-year old City of Poughkeepsie man had been shot in the rear-end and was transported to the hospital in a private vehicle prior to police arriving. 

Poughkeepsie Police Officer Tom Palinkas was seen recovering evidence on the sidewalk of Bain Avenue while other officers and detectives searched the parking lot of the gas station-convenience store.

Tony Turck, a potato chip vendor, was in the store at the time of the shooting with his truck parked outside.  Police discovered a bullet hole in the rear of the truck and found the bullet inside of the cargo area.  “I didn’t see the shooting.  I’m really glad I was in the store,” said Turck.

The bullet hole in the back of the truck – just to the right of the padlock.

Several K-9 handlers and their dogs from several agencies were at the scene, having just completed training in the vicinity. They all responded when police requested a K-9 unit to the scene.

The victim was uncooperative with police.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Poughkeepsie Police at 845-451-4000 or the tip line at 845-451-7577.

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