Peekskill — A young man was shot and killed in a broad daylight shooting that took place around 2:55 p.m., Friday afternoon on the 1200 block of Park Street near the corner of Field Street in Peekskill. News 12 Westchester’s Lisa Reyes reported the victim got up and was able to make into the RV & Auto Sales & Service shop before collapsing. Peekskill Police would not comment on the ongoing homicide investigation.
We reached out to Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainey and he shared the following statement, Friday night, which is also posted on his Facebook page;
Dear Peekskill Community,
I want to share some very unfortunate and troubling news that our community experienced today. Earlier this afternoon an apparent homicide occurred on the 1200 block of Park Street. An intensive and exhaustive investigation is currently underway by the Peekskill Police Department. As this is only now unfolding, there are still several questions that we don’t have answers to. This is an active investigation and I am asking that anyone with additional information to please come forward and contact the Peekskill Police Department. I have full confidence in Chief Halmy and the men and women of the Peekskill Police Department who are managing this investigation. I want to thank them personally and on behalf of the entire city council, for their diligence and for the sacrifice they make day in and day out to protect our community.
Also, there was another incident completely unrelated to the investigation on Park Street, with what appears to be one single individual in their home. Peekskill police are still investigating.
In moments like this, there is a lot of confusion and often that confusion leads to information that isn’t necessarily accurate. As more information becomes available, I will do my very best, along with the police chief, to update you appropriately. The Chief and I remain in close communication.
It is indeed a sad day for Peekskill. The loss of life, in any fashion, is deeply saddening and we should all say a prayer for the families and those impacted by today’s events.
We also must fulfill a commitment to the residents of this city to ensure they live in a safe and secure city. To that end, the City and its law enforcement personnel will work long and hard to hold all parties to account for crimes they commit that disrupt our community and its quality of life.
Make no mistake about it, Peekskill has come a long way. We are a vibrant, exciting, and prosperous city, but like all cities, we have our challenges. The true test of a city is how it responds to challenges. Rest assured, we will address all challenges head on.
Stay tuned to Black Westchester for more on this developing story.