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Shots Reported on Bay Street Early Wednesday Morning

The shots were fired around 12:15 a.m., police said.

Theare investigating a shooting on Bay Street around 12:15 a.m. this morning, Lt. Eric Johansen said. There were no injuries in the incident.

The shots were fired into a family home with three people inside, including at least one child, according to Johansen.

The police recovered evidence at the scene, which is currently being analyzed. They do not believe this shooting is related to those .

Johansen had no comment on suspects in this shooting.

Patty Villanova April 18, 2012 at 06:01 PM
This is truly frightening- the Westside neighborhood is a lovely residential area with many young families with children. This type of violence simply cannot be condoned under any circumstances. The police need to give this top priority. Sadly, un-armed citizens are the ones who will be victimized by the criminals who can get guns whenever they want, whether legal or illegal. If these thugs thought there was any chance that one of the homeowners was packing heat, they would think twice about their actions.
Walden Macnair April 18, 2012 at 07:40 PM
There were nearly 13000 murders in the USA in 2010, almost 9000 of them were firearms. When does the insanity stop and when do our elected officials stand up to the NRA. This is a national problem with guns brought in from out of state where you can buy them at any k-mart. We need a national law to address this or we're just kidding ourselves.
Beach Girl April 18, 2012 at 10:19 PM
We heard the shots last night . For the First time in 45 yrs living in peekskill , i was actually afraisd worried for my kids !!!! What the hel is going on with People !!!!!
selena diamond alizé marrero April 21, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Why would someone do something like this
Teleman April 22, 2012 at 03:47 AM
The problem is not guns- it's the lowlife animals that use them- criminals will always be able to obtain guns- most of what the anti-gun lobby wants to do just makes it difficult for the average, law abiding citizen to purchase firearms for protection and sport.
Teleman April 22, 2012 at 03:51 AM
I routinely work in Peekskill and I see some scary things- there is an "element" that just has no respect for anything- kids with no fathers or family unit, welfare mentality, drugs, it's all there.
Tellmeaboutit April 23, 2012 at 02:09 PM
@ Jenga I'm sure that same "element " lives in all neighborhoods. Plenty of families with no father. The face of welfare has changed due to the lack of jobs & last but not least drugs are everywhere. You sound like an idiot!!
Luci Vale April 23, 2012 at 03:56 PM
If Peekskill again, really wants to become one of the best cities in prestigeous Westchester County, then the leadership starting with the present County Executive, our Mayor and our Police Dept, must pull together and deal with what has happened to the continuing deterioration of Peekskill. If the present leadership and citizens (and I emphasize "citizens") do not address seriously the growing problems that Jenga expressed, then there is no hope. I have lived in the downtown area for 2 years now, and amazed at what is allowed in this city. Residents in Peekskill who have lived here for a long time, told me that most of the downfall began when the Hud buildings were allowed. I am all for helping the poor, but they also have to take responsibility for their attitude, hardship, and behavoir. If they "know something, then say something." I am sure they are afraid to go to the police with information. However, the Chief of Police could create a general phone line for those that have valuable info, but fear for their own life and safety. I know the police have done this for spousal abuse, but should do it for all criminal cases as well. Maybe they do? Rewards work too. I do not doubt that there are very good people in these Hud buildings, as well as the bad. We should not just blame Hud, as there are other reasons as well. If this problem is not addressed as it must be, then I sadly believe Peekskill will become another Yonkers or Mount Vernon. It can happpen.
jo April 23, 2012 at 04:24 PM
been thinking about moving... this is just pushing me along....
FYI April 23, 2012 at 06:46 PM
From "The Examiner News" Report: Shoppers Scared of Peekskill Posted on April 21, 2012 by Faith Ann Butcher Peekskill has slowly but surely developed a reputation as an affordable entertainment destination, but a widespread perception continues to stand in its way of being a shopping hub: safety concerns. That was one of the main themes of a Peekskill Downtown Retail Recruitment Study commissioned by the city as it aggressively pursues attracting new businesses. http://www.theexaminernews.com/shoppers-scared-of-peekskill-93875/
JM April 23, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Well... the Beach Shopping Center and Cortlandt Town Center parking lots are where there has been trouble the past couple of years. Not a lot, true, nonetheless I haven't read where downtown Peekskill residents have been mugged or threatened. The loitering probably could put people off, but of what I've seen it does seem harmless enough as people hang out and chat.
peekskillman April 23, 2012 at 07:22 PM
bingo-- finally said that the loiterers (code name day laborers) are causing a perception of visual blight as well as safety. If the City would allow the police to do their jobs, and make these people move on instead of crowding around street corners and sitting on walls all day long, visitors and residents alike might just feel better and come into town more. Perception of the 'element" whether good or bad, is a hard thing to shake when rumors start to fly.
Abe Crompond April 23, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Hi - brand new resident of Peekskill here and i have to agree with the above . I love the town but the day laborer/loiterer thing is SUPER WEIRD and looks like crap. That being said , If i wanted to use one of these guys - what does it usually cost ?
FYI April 23, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Well, Abe, you can't complain about the loiterers, and then turnaround and encourage them being here by paying them for jobs you could do yourself, or hire a legal citizen or green card holder to do. What does it cost? It costs your new home town looking like a third world country. Not to mention the obvious: Under federal law, it is illegal for any employer to hire, recruit or refer for a fee any alien not authorized to work in the United States. There are criminal and civil penalties associated with this conduct. For first offenders, there is a $250-$2,000 fine per illegal employee. For a second offense, the fine is $2,000-$5,000 per illegal employee. For employers who have been convicted of hiring illegal immigrants more than twice, the fine can range from $3000-$10,000 per employee. If the employer demonstrates a pervasive pattern of knowingly employing illegal immigrants, he or she could face additional fines, and up to six months in jail.
Abe Crompond April 23, 2012 at 08:15 PM
i would never let one of these guys do anything to my property - i was just curious what it would cost to pick one up and ask him to dig a hole.
bruiser April 23, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Abe do you remember the old saying curiosity killed the cat,it applies here. I have a neighbor who hired 4 of the day laborers to build a sidewalk and restore part of his driveway,it ended up costing him a 2500 hundred fine.
Teleman April 24, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Rather than resort to childish name-calling, I'll just say that I stand by my statement-there is a concentrated element( in numbers and geographic area) in Peeksill that the surrounding communities just don't have- I don't care what the "face" of welfare is-when people aren't working many of them resort to committing crimes- that's just a fact.
Antoinette Seifert May 15, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Members of the NRA are mostly Hunters who ABIDE BY ALL GUN LAWS. I think you need to research ALLthe GUNS LAWS which are already on the books before making such statements. Remember CRIMINALS WILL ALWAYS find a way to acquire a gun no matter HOW MANY LAWS THERE ARE!!!

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