Police: Peekskill shooting victim was targeted

The shooting happened on Central Avenue, not even a full block way from the police station.

News 12 Staff

Nov 10, 2022, 11:19 AM

Updated 561 days ago

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A person was hospitalized after being shot in Peekskill on Wednesday.
The shooting happened on Central Avenue, not even a full block way from the police station.
Officers arriving at the scene found a man on the sidewalk who had been struck by a bullet in the upper thigh area, which can be deadly. "Officers responded and began lifesaving measures on the party. He was ultimately transported to a local hospital," says Peekskill Detective Lt. Jack Galusha.
Thanks to the officers' quick actions, the victim, who lives in Peekskill, was able to undergo surgery and is currently listed in stable condition. His name is not yet being released.
As police closed off the area and began their search, local schools had to go into lockout.
One woman says she was unloading her car when the incident happened.
"I heard like four pops, 'pop, pop, pop,' and knew it was a gunshot and I ducked," says Charlotte Schulz, of Peekskill.
The shooting occurred in a busy area in the middle of the day, but luckily no one else was hurt. "Unfortunate that the target was struck by gunfire but very fortunate that no one else was injured in this incident," says Galusha.
And while police say they are still working on the case, Galusha says they believe the victim was targeted. "We do not believe that this was a random shooting. We do believe the two parties knew each other."
Investigators say they are confident they will find the suspect and make an arrest. They are asking anyone with information to call them at 914-737-8000.


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