Police: 1 dead, 2 injured in pair of Newburgh shootingsPosted: Updated:
One person is dead and two others are being treated for gunshot wounds after two shooting incidents in the city of Newburgh early Saturday morning, police say.
News 12 is told that police responded to two incidents less than half a mile away from each other.
They say that they first were called to the scene of a large fight at the Newburgh Shopping Center on Robinson Avenue.
They say that while they were controlling the scene, they received an alert of another shooting on Clark Street, where they found a man, later identified as Cherod Gayle, 20, with a gunshot wound. He was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Two other men later arrived at the hospital and are currently being treated for their injuries, News 12 is told. Police have since identified these men as city of Newburgh residents Anthony Burden, 28, and Dejon Jones, 28.
It is unclear whether these two incidents are related.
Matthew Ramsay, who owns Affordable Auto Sales right across the street, tells News 12 that he saw bits of the incident looking over his surveillance footage Saturday morning: "It looked like there was a fight or something across the street and a bunch of people came together and then they disbursed. One man ran off down the road and I found out that he died, which is sad."
Residents who live nearby told News 12 that they didn't see or hear anything.
"We usually don't get this kind of crime right here on the main roads. It's usually hidden more,” says Ramsay. “It just goes to show how the violence is pouring over. I mean, it's out of control in my opinion. Why everybody's hurting themselves is silly."
These incidents are currently being investigated by city, county and state police.