Elmira Police provide update in West Gray Street shooting investigation
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira Police Department has released an update regarding the shooting that happened on West Gray Street on March 17.
Police say the victim has been released from the hospital and is recovering from his wounds. Police say the wounds consisted of one bullet hole through the victim's forearm and one bullet hole through the victim's face in the jaw area.
Investigators say they have spoken with the victim on three separate occasions and he refuses to cooperate with the investigation.
Investigators believe that this was not a random act of violence and the two people knew each other.
As WENY reported in the past, the night of March 17, officers from EPD and the West Elmira Police Department responded to the 400 block of West Gray Street for a report of a shooting.
When they arrived, police say they found one adult male victim who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
The Department has released several photos of who they believe was the shooter. The images were captures before and after the shooting. If anyone recognizes the individual in the photographs, they are asked to call the Elmira Police Department front desk at 607-737-5626 or leave a message on the anonymous tip line at 607-271-HALT.