Police release name of latest Poughkeepsie murder victim

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POUGHKEEPSIE – The victim of the latest City of Poughkeepsie homicide has been identified by police as Darren Villani, 28, of Poughkeepsie.

He was shot at around 1:45 a.m. on August 9 near 283 Mansion Street. He was found by police lying in the street next to his vehicle. He died at MidHudson Regional Hospital of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

A short time after the reported Mansion Street shooting, another gunshot victim walked into the Poughkeepsie City Police Station. That 44-year-old Poughkeepsie resident was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the second victim provided limited information to detectives about the shooting.

It is unknown if the two incidents were related, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Poughkeepsie City Police at 845-451-7577.

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