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Poughkeepsie Police Seek Public's Help In Shooting

City of Poughkeepsie Police
City of Poughkeepsie Police Photo Credit: File

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Police are seeking the public's help in locating two armed men who beat and shot a 36-year-old city resident early Monday on Main Street in Poughkeepsie.

A city 911 dispatcher received a call about 2:20 a.m. reporting a wounded person who was now inside a store at 386 Main St. in Poughkeepsie.

Responding police officers found the man with a gunshot wound to his upper back, according to detectives. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated. His wounds were not life threatening, according to police.

The incident began at the rear of 138 Montgomery St., where the victim had been staying inside a garage that had been converted into a recording studio.

The victim told police that he heard several loud bangs, opened the door and was confronted by two men with guns. The victim began to flee and was shot and then pistol-whipped as he lay on the ground, police said. The victim fought with the attackers and was able to flee, running to Main Street.

Anyone with information on Monday's shooting is asked to call the City of Poughkeepsie police confidential tip line at 845-451-7577.

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