ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM-TV) – On Monday, March 22nd, 2021, at approximately 8:30 P.M., the Elmira Police Department responded to the area of W. Sixth St. at Johnson St. for a report of gun shots.  Officers were advised that several gun shots were heard and two white vehicles were observed leaving the area at a high rate of speed.

Upon arrival in the area officers were informed that several people had been in front of a residence when several gun shots were heard.  Police say a taller African American male was then seen running south on Johnson St. and the two white vehicles and a silver vehicle left the scene traveling North on Johnson St.  It is unknown if any of these vehicles were involved or just left the area when the shots were fired.

Officers attempted to interview the resident where the shooting occurred.  Police say he was very uncooperative with officers.  This residence is the same location as the homicide that occurred on February 7th, 2021.  This shooting does not appear to be a random act.

If anyone was present in the area, witnessed this shooting, or has any information 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.

The Elmira Police Department is investigating gunshots that were reported around 8:30 Monday night.

Here’s what we know right now. Witnesses confirmed they heard multiple gunshots near a home on Johnson and West 6th Street in the city.

Police converged on the scene. They were seen questioning individuals along with surveying the area for evidence.

Police have not yet released any details in this case. Their investigation is ongoing at this time.