—Updated: This story has been updated from its original version to add details that Elmira Police Department released in relation to another shot fired incident in the city that is believed to be related to the home invasion.
ELMIRA, NY (WETM) – Elmira Police report that they were called to a home invasion Friday night and upon arrival found two men shot in the residence, one a resident, and one a suspect.
Initial investigations found that three subjects forced their way into a residence on South Main Street in the City of Elmira. The subjects were wearing ski masks and brandishing at least one firearm. During the home invasion, a struggle ensued and a resident of the home was shot. The struggle continued and another resident discharged a weapon towards one of the invaders, injuring him. The other two invaders then fled the scene.
Both of the injured persons were treated at a local hospital and then transported out of the area for a higher level of care for their injuries and are expected to recover.
The investigation continues, and the Elmira Police Department is not releasing additional information on the names of the parties involved.
18 News does have a message out for Elmira Police Department for additional information on other shots fired calls in the area of Walnut and Elizabeth Streets. Elmira Police Department has confirmed that they responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Walnut and Elizabeth Streets, shortly after they responded to the incident on South Main Street. They do believe the incidents are related and the parties involved are known to each other.
The Elmira Police Department asks that if anyone has any information about these incidents, or any other crimes in the City of Elmira to call the Elmira Police Department at (607)737-5626.