Police Investigate Shots Reported at Dunbar Heights

Eighth report of shots fired at Dunbar this year.

Peekskill Police are investigating two reports of shots fired in the Dunbar Heights Peekskill Housing Authority complex on Highland Ave over the last few days. The most recent incident occurred at approximately 12:40 a.m. Tuesday. The earlier incident occurred at approximately 4 p.m. on Aug. 26.  Neither incident resulted in injury or property damage.

Detectives are still trying to determine a motive.

“It seems like they were random shots. We have no victims coming forward. Witnesses heard shots but no one saw anything,” Lt. Eric Johansen said.

 Extra patrols have been detailed to Dunbar in the wake of the two shootings. Anyone with information is asked to contact Peekskill Detectives at 914-737-8000.

This most recent call is the eighth report of shots fired at Dunbar this year. at Dunbar were filed with police in March. Police said then that residents were not cooperating with the investigation and no arrests have been made in connection to the March shootings.

leesther brown August 28, 2012 at 05:34 PM
First off the Tenant Association and Darrell Davis(non-resident) needs to allow the Housing Authority to implement policies(lease enforcement,evictions of nuisance tenants) and stop screaming retaliation, and coming up with horrific lies half the ones on this association are the nuisance(pouring bleach in flower beds,trying to poison pets and it gets worse) and have been in some instances for generations,folks watched a gun being passed during a community event(so some say) and not one of these upstanding citizens pointed it out to the police who were present but instead talked about it afterwards,now here we go shots fired!!! Activist Darrell Davis would do good going out in the community and speak against gun violence,or how about the so- called tenant association stop watching folks that are banned entering properties that they know are banned and for good cause...#we'retheonlyspeciesthatdestroysourownhabitat..
Walden Macnair August 28, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Leester, You'r on the money on this one. Allowing miscreants to stay there is an invitation to crime. There's a theory in security and law enforcment that says if you pay attention to the small stuff, you'll prevent the big stuff. Unfortunately Mr. Davis is more of a community enabler than a community activist. Perhaps he should redefine his mission so that he's there to improve the community and not just prevent it's improvement. Sooner or later, the people of Peekskill will get fed up with this lawlessness and the result will be the buldozing of Dunbar and a lot of good people losing their homes.
Beach Girl August 29, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Good for you , MS Brown for speaking up Mr Davis ...... needs to stop stirring problems in the city !!!!! Kudos to you Walden also
Dick Johnson August 29, 2012 at 02:42 AM
I love it, Leesther! You are right on ladyfriend! Keep speaking out against Darrell and his ignorant attempts at getting attention. You are SO right, go out and do something GOOD for this community instead of just screaming like a maniac at council meetings. Stand up for the kids, fight for something productive....encourage the youth to protect each other from harm instead of being afraid to speak up against guns and violence. Do you think Darrell reads this? I wonder if he understands that his messages get lost in all of that screaming that he does.


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