Three wounded in two weekend Newburgh shootings


NEWBURGH – A man and woman from Beacon were both shot at 3 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 and at 11:55 p.m. on Sunday, the 26th, a 17-year-old Newburgh boy was shot in the back.

Newburgh City Police said the Beacon residents arrived at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital with gunshot wounds early Saturday. The female victim was shot in the foot and the male victim had been shot in the calf. Both are 23 years old.

Police said at this time they have not identified where the shootings occurred.

Meanwhile, the teenager was taken to the hospital late Sunday night with a gunshot wound to his back. He was later transported to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.

Police were alerted to the second incident by ShotSpotter, which indicated four rounds had been fired in the 200 block of Lander Street.

The Newburgh Mobile Police Precinct at Liberty and South streets also heard the shots and officers responded on foot.

Police are asking for any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time of the incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call Newburgh City Police at 845-569-7509. Callers can remain anonymous.

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