Police Investigating Drive-By Shooting in Ellenville, New York
The shooting happened just after midnight Wednesday morning July 5th, narrowly missing the alleged intended targets and a person sleeping in a nearby house.
Late Tuesday night as 4th of July celebrations wrapped up across the Hudson Valley, the "fireworks" were just getting underway in the Ulster County village of Ellenville, New York, and local police are hoping someone might have some information that might lead them to whoever fired gunshots from a moving car.
Drive-By Shooting in Ellenville, New York
Ellenville Police are reporting that gunshots rang out at around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday morning near the Valero gas station on Route 209 in the Village according to the Ellenville Police Departments Facebook page. Police were dispatched to a call of shots fired at the gas station and once they arrived on the scene they confirmed that someone did fire multiple gunshots and those shots were aimed at two people that were standing next to a vehicle.
Gun Shots Miss
Police said that bullets fired missed the intended people but did strike their vehicle multiple times and one bullet fired in the shooting went through a bedroom window of a nearby house narrowly missing a person who was asleep at the time.
Ellenville Police Investigation
Police are looking for a dark-colored newer model Mercedes sedan that was last seen heading south on Route 209 in Ellenville at around 12:15 a.m. If you have any information on the car or the shooting police are asking you to contact them at 845-647-4422, leave a tip on the department's Facebook page or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.