1 dead as rash of violence sweeps Newburgh

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Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead in Newburgh, becoming one of fours violent incidents that happened Thursday night.

According to authorities, 20-year-old Jerome Scarlett was gunned down on Farrington Street shortly after 10 p.m. He was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the torso.

So far, police say they have no suspects. They are investigating whether the shooting was gang-related.

In three unrelated incidents, police say a man was shot in the knee during a robbery on Fullerton Avenue, another man was assaulted on Washington Street and another was beaten and robbed.

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