Police Investigate Shooting At Local Bar

Early Wednesday morning at approximately 12:30 am, Elmira Police Department responded to Gush’s Thirsty Bear, located at 351 E Washington Ave for a report of multiple gun shots.

Upon arrival officers found evidence of the reported shooting and promptly began interviewing possible witnesses.  Shortly after arriving on scene 911 Communication Center received a call from Arnot Ogden ER reporting that a gunshot victim was being treated for a single gunshot wound.

Officers responded to the Hospital to interview the victim and learned the victim was being prepared for transfer to another area Hospital for further treatment.  The victim was interviewed and did not request assistance from the Elmira Police and is not cooperating with the investigation.

Police believe at this time the victim may have known the subject(s) responsible.

The investigation into this matter continues.  Police are 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.


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