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Man Shot Celebrating Birthday In Poughkeepsie, Police Say

A man suffered a gunshot wound in Poughkeepsie while celebrating his 41st birthday.
A man suffered a gunshot wound in Poughkeepsie while celebrating his 41st birthday. Photo Credit: Google Maps

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A Hudson Valley man's birthday celebration turned violent this weekend, after he suffered a gunshot wound in Poughkeepsie just hours after turning 41, City of Poughkeepsie Police said.

On Monday, police announced that a man was hospitalized in the early hours of Sunday morning after he reportedly suffered a gunshot wound in a busy Pougkeepsie intersection.

According to police, shortly after 3:45 a.m. on Sunday morning, police were dispatched to a parking lot near the intersection of Cannon Street and Academy Street, where a man reportedly suffered a gunshot wound following a birthday celebration.

The victim stated that he had been celebrating his 41st birthday at the Club Ciboney, “where he was talking with people around him, heard a single gunshot, felt pain and went down," police say. He reported that he did not see his shooter and no other witnesses in the crowd were able to identify the shooter, according to police.

Multiple agencies responded to the scene, and the victim - whose name has not been released as the investigation continues - was treated in the parking lot before being transported to Vassar Brothers Medical Center by a private vehicle, according to police. The bullet struck the victim in the right thigh and exited into his left thigh before coming to rest in his calf, police said. The wounds are not life-threatening, according to police.

Anyone with information about Sunday morning’s shooting in Poughkeepsie can contact police at (845) 451-7577.

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