Man shot, police search for suspect in afternoon shooting in Elmira


UPDATE: New information coming in from the Elmira Police Department:

On Friday, July 31, 2020, at about 3:10 pm, Officers from the Elmira Police Department responded the 800 block of Lake St. for a report of a shooting victim. Officers were advised that the victim was transported to a local hospital by a private vehicle and officers responded. It was found that the victim had suffered a gunshot wound and his injuries were not life-threatening.

During the course of the investigation, the suspect vehicle was located at a residence on W Third St in the City of Elmira. Officers from the Elmira Police Dept., Chemung County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police and West Elmira Police Dept. responded to that location. The residence was searched and the suspect was not located.

This investigation is ongoing at this time. If anyone witnessed this shooting or has information to provide related to this shooting, they are encouraged to contact the Elmira Police Department at (607) 737-5626 or the tip line at (607) 271-HALT.

Capt. John Perrigo, Elmira Police Department

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Police are on the scene of a reported shooting at the A&A Mart in Elmira

Reports of the possible shooting came in around 3:15 p.m. and police are on scene with a section outside of the store taped off.

Officers appear to be looking for casings or other evidence at the scene.

A vehicle believed to be connected to the shooting was found at Walnut and 3rd in Elmira.

Lake Street is open and police tell 18 News that everything remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and 18 News will have more information as it becomes available.

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