Headlines: New City house fire, Poughkeepsie gun violence, Yonkers gang violence
Here are some of the stories making headlines this Friday:
Firefighters in Rockland County responded to a fire at a home on Woodside Drive in New City. Clarkstown police say there are no reports of any injuries at this time. There's no word on a cause.
The city of Poughkeepsie is seeing an uptick in gun violence. Police say a 27-year-old man from Yonkers was shot by two different people from two different directions on North Clinton Street Wednesday night. The man was taken to a hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. This is the second time this week someone was shot and the 14th time this year, surpassing the 11 incidents in both 2018 and 2019.
Yonkers officials say gang violence accounted for the majority of shootings in 2020. They say gang violence and gang shootings have increased by 30% year over year while overall crime is down 7%. The police commissioner of Yonkers, John Mueller, says 51 guns were taken this year compared to 31 last year and says more work needs to be done.