POUGHKEEPSIE – Details of the Friday night shooting in Poughkeepsie indicate that a 33-year-old female suffered a grazing bullet wound to her back and received treatment at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. The incident allegedly occurred at approximately 11:10 p.m. in the vicinity of 60 Noxon Street.
On Friday, August 20 at about 11:10 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of 60 Noxon Street for a report of shots fired. Officers located multiple 9mm and 40 caliber shell casings in the area. A short time later, a hospital staff member called city police reporting they had a shooting victim there.
The female victim, a City of Poughkeepsie resident, stated she was driving her car on Noxon Street, with her 21-year-old female friend from New York City when they were ambushed by men with guns. According to the victim, two men wearing black hooded sweatshirts approached her car and opened fire. The driver, who sustained the injury, said the men fled the area on foot and then in a dark-colored vehicle.
The victim proceeded to drive to Vassar in her car that had sustained damage from multiple gunshots.
Police responded to the hospital and impounded the victim’s vehicle and interviewed both the driver and her passenger. Both women declined to cooperate with the police, according to City of Poughkeepsie Detective Lieutenant Matt Clark.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call 845-451-7577.