ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Update 8:30 p.m.: On June 20, at approximately 3:20 p.m., Elmira Police Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Franklin Street on the report of several people shooting in the street.

As Officers responded to the shooting, they were provided information from numerous witnesses about the people in the area and vehicles leaving the scene. Officers arrived and located evidence of the shooting. Other EPD Officers located two vehicles involved several blocks away.

A 15-year-old female was found to have a non-life threatening gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

EPD Officers interviewed numerous subjects and executed a search warrant at a residence on Franklin Street. Officers recovered more than a dozen spent shell casings fired from multiple weapons. A semi-automatic handgun was also recovered.

It is believed that the people involved knew each other and this was not a random act of violence. No one has been arrested at this time, but charges may be filed in the future.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. The Elmira Police Department is encouraging anyone with information regarding this incident to call them at 607-737-5626.

The Elmira Police Department was assisted in this investigation by members of the New York State Police and the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office.


At least one person was injured after a “gun battle” on Elmira’s southside Monday afternoon, according to police.

Reports of the police presence first came into 18 News just after 3:30 p.m. on June 20. Elmira Police confirmed that the report was of shots fired and that one person was injured with non-life-threatening injuries. As of 5:00 p.m., it was unconfirmed if there were any other injuries, and police were still on the scene.

EPD said it was a “gun battle” in the street, and some of the people involved ran into a house. At least one vehicle was also hit with gunfire, and police found multiple shell casings on the scene, indicating multiple shooters.

Law enforcement hasn’t made any arrests as of 5:00 p.m. and will need to apply for a search warrant for the house involved in the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call EPD at (607) 271-HALT.

Footage from a reporter on the scene showed multiple Elmira Police and Chemung County Sheriff vehicles near the intersection of Franklin Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

18 News will continue to follow this story and provide information as it becomes available.