Man arrested in connection to shooting on Third Street in Elmira


A 51-year-old Elmira man is facing felony weapons charges in relation to a shooting in Elmira on Wednesday night.

Around 2 a.m. Thursday morning, Elmira Police arrested Jose Rivas and charged him with criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a class D felony.

The investigation into the shooting revealed that Rivas was in possession of a loaded shotgun and a loaded semi-automatic handgun at the time of the shooting. 

Rivas was arraigned in Chemung County Court and remanded to the Chemung County jail. No bail was listed.

A 17-year-old who suffered multiple gunshot wounds remains in stable condition at Robert Packer hospital following the shooting. 

Police said last night that the shooting victim was ‘not a random target.’

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and police say that additional charges may be filed

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the Elmira Police Department. 

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