One person has been hospitalized after a home invasion in the city of Elmira.
Police say this morning at approximately 4:30 the Elmira Police Deptartment responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Lake St for a report of a gunshot victim. Upon arrival Elmira Officers located one victim who had sustained a single gunshot wound to the abdominal region.
Once the scene was rendered safe by responding officers, the victim was then stabilized and transported from the scene by ambulance to a local hospital where they underwent surgery and are in stable condition. The victim reported having been involved in an altercation with two subjects who forced their way into the residence. It was during this altercation the victim reported being shot, the subjects then fled the scene. The victim did not provide a description of the assailants.
Police say that although the victim claims to not know the assailants it is unlikely a random act and the victim was likely targeted.
The Elmira Police Department is asking any witnesses or anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Elmira Police Department at (607)737-5626, or the tip line at (607)271-HALT.