Gunshots ring out in Elmira, police investigate another shooting Monday night


UPDATE: Sept. 29, 2020 — The Elmira Police Department released new information regarding the shooting that took place on the 900 block of Lake Street Monday night.

According to Elmira Police, their investigation indicates two people were shooting at each other. When officers arrived at the scene, one individual was found with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital.

Another individual sustained a gunshot wound but left the scene for a hospital before police arrived.

Police obtained a search warrant for an apartment belonging to one of the individuals where they found a firearm, narcotics and U.S. currency.

The second individual who left the scene of the shooting is still being sought by police.

Elmira Police issued the following statement Tuesday night:

On Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 at approximately 9:15 p.m., the Elmira Police Department responded to the 900 block of Lake Street for a report of shots fired. Officers were advised that one person had been shot. Upon arrival on scene, officers located one person who had suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. This person was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Officers were then advised that a second person had sustained a gunshot wound but had left the scene and was being transported to a hospital for treatment.

The investigation into this matter showed that two different guns were used from two different locations, indicating that two people were shooting at each other. Based on the evidence at the scene, a search warrant was obtained for an apartment of one of the people involved. More than one firearm, a quantity of narcotics and U.S. currency was recovered during the execution of the search warrant.

The person transported to the hospital is not cooperating with this investigation. The other person involved in this shooting is still being sought.

Lt. William Solt, Elmira Police Department

The investigation into the shooting is currently ongoing. If you witnessed the shooting or have any related information, you are encouraged to contact the Elmira Police Department at (607) 737-5626 or the tip line at (607) 271-HALT.

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — The Elmira Police Department responded to shots fired at the corner of Lake Street and Stephens Lane Monday night at approximately 9:15.

18 News was on the scene where multiple rounds of bullet casings were found on the sidewalk. According to witnesses, an individual was reportedly shot.

Police had the area blocked off from traffic as they investigated the scene. There is no word yet on the status of the victim.

Not far from that scene, police were outside a home on Lackawanna Avenue. A female was detained while police entered the home with guns drawn.

It is unknown at this time if the two situations are connected.

This latest shooting comes on the heels of a deadly shooting in Elmira late Friday night where two men were shot inside a vehicle on the 500 block of W Second Street.

18 News will have more information as it becomes available.

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