UPDATE (9/26/2020) – Elmira Police Department Deputy Chief Anthony Alvernaz said the one victim that survived has been released from the hospital.

Also, he provides a few clarifications to yesterday’s shooting incident.

One thing I just want to clarify is that when the incident took place both victims were inside the vehicle that had just pulled into the driveway of their residence on West Second Street. The victim came out of the house but that victim actually went into the house seeking assistance.

Anthony Alvernaz, Elmira Police Department Deputy Chief

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM-TV) – News is breaking late Friday night out of the City of Elmira where police have responded to a reported shooting on the westside.


The Elmira Police Department responded to a call at around 10:10 p.m. at the 500 block of west second street for a report of a gunshot victim.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located a male inside of a vehicle who had been shot.
A second shooting victim exited the residence once officers arrived on scene.

The Elmira Fire Department and Erway Ambulance arrived on scene and both victims were transported to hospitals for treatment. 

One of the victims did not survive his injuries and the other victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Witnesses tell 18 News multiple people were allegedly shot. However, the exact number of victims and their status has not been confirmed by authorities at this time.

The shooting happened before 10:30 p.m. outside a home on the 500 block of W. Second Street. Police are currently on scene collecting evidence and investigating.

Area streets are being blocked off with caution tape.

18 News as a crew at the location, stay with 18 News as this story unfolds overnight.