Shooting at Teen Party Leaves Two Hospitalized - Daily Hudson Valley News

Shooting at Teen Party Leaves Two Hospitalized

Sep 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Town of Newburgh Police detectives are currently investigating a multiple shooting that took place at about 11:35 Saturday Evening.

Town Police received several calls reporting shots fired and fights at the Elvedge Restaurant, 101 North Plank Road (formerly Baldini’s Restaurant).  Responding officers observed dozens of youths fleeing the area on foot and several dozen fighting in the parking lot and building. Two gunshot victims were found.  A number of  police units from surrounding agencies responded to assist with crowd control.

The restaurant was hosting a private birthday party for a teenage girl. There was an extensive list of invitees. Several hours into the party dozens of uninvited teens began arriving in cabs and private vehicles. (Word of the party had spread by cell phone and social networking sites.) Some of the uninvited people were let into the building through fire doors by youths inside. A disturbance began inside and the uninvited partycrashers were forced to leave. Several more disputes began near the exit door and two males were shot. A 16 year old Newburgh boy and a 23 year old man (address unknown) were wounded in the upper bodies. Partygoers then began fleeing the area. A half dozen large windows at the front of the restaurant were then smashed as were the windows of several cars in the lot. Additional damage was done a couple blocks away.

The 16 year old was taken to St. Lukes Hospital and transferred to Westchester Medical Center.  The 23 year old was admitted to St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. The gunshot wounds do not appear to be life threatening.

The shooter has been identified as a man connected to the restaurant.  No charges have been filed as yet. The investigation is on-going at this time.  New York State Police investigators are assisting Town Detectives with the investigation.


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