Man shot while sitting in his car

Police collect evidence from the victim's car on Holmes Street.

POUGHKEEPSIE – A man was shot while sitting in his vehicle Saturday evening on Holmes Street in the City of Poughkeepsie.  Police are investigating the shooting that was reported to City 911 at approximately 5:32 p.m.

Responding officers found a man in his vehicle in front of 31 Holmes Avenue suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the hand.

The victim was transported to a local hospital as police interviewed witnesses and collected evidence at the scene.  A second witness also told police they saw a black sedan fleeing the scene moments after at least two shots were fired.

A neighborhood resident told police that he heard two gunshots and looked out of his window in time to see a black sedan traveling south on South Hamilton Street away from Holmes Street at a high rate of speed.

The victim’s vehicle was impounded and towed to a police garage for further evidence collection.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the confidential TIP LINE at 845-451-7577.

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