Details Thursday night shooting released


POUGHKEEPSIE – City of Poughkeepsie Detective Lieutenant Matt Clark has released the details of the Thursday night shooting that sent one victim to the hospital.  The incident occurred at approximately 10:26 p.m. in the vicinity of 325 Church Street.

Officers arrived at the reported scene and found an 18-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his buttocks, upper thigh, and calf.  He was transported to a local hospital with wounds described as “non-life-threatening.”  The victim and the witnesses at the scene would not, or could not, provide police with any information regarding the shooter’s identity, the direction the assailant ran away, or the reason for the shooting, according to police officials.

“Evidence collected at the scene indicates that the victim was riding his bike past 325 Church Street when an unknown subject opened fire on him.” Clark said.

During the course of the investigation, officers located multiple shell casings from 9mm, .45, and .40 caliber handguns in front of 16, 14, and 12 Hammersley Avenue, as well as from the front porch of 28 Hammersley Avenue.

No injuries were appeared to have been caused by the gunfire and no calls to City 911 reported the shots fired on Hammersley Avenue. Interviews were conducted with several people on Hammersley Avenue and did not reveal any information that was useful to the police investigation.  Clark said he is unable to determine if the two incidents are related.

Both these incidents remain under investigation.  Anyone with information on these or any other violent crimes in the City of Poughkeepsie should call the police at 845-451-7577.


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