Teen killed in drive-by shooting

May 7, 2008 8:07:29 PM PDT
A 15-year-old boy was killed in a drive-by shooting in Newburgh Tuesday night. Newburgh police say they were called to the area of 27 Dubois Street just after 10 p.m. for a report of a person who had been shot in front of that address.

Upon their arrival at the scene, the victim had already been taken to St. Luke's Hospital by people on the street. The victim, identified as Jeffrey Zachary, was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital.

Authorities say Zachary was standing with several people when he was shot. A passing ambulance was flagged down and took him to the hospital before the cops responded.

Police are trying to determine whether he was intended target. There is no description of car, and aurthorities say they are reviewing surveillance videotape.

The City of Newburgh Police Department Detective Division is currently investigating this incident. Anyone with any information is strongly encouraged to call the Detective Division at 845-569-7509. All calls will be kept strictly confidential.


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