Police investigate Jamestown murder

Follows late night party

Jamestown NY - Police investigators in Jamestown New York are spending their Thanksgiving investigating an apparent homicide.

Police say a young man was shot and killed in a vehicle after a party spilled out onto the streets. That victim still not identified as police continue to notify family members. The shooter also remains a mystery tonight.

Police say the party started in an apartment building at 129 South Main street in Jamestown. It spilled out onto the streets around 4 Thanksgiving morning, where an argument broke out and multiple shots were fired.

Neighbors estimate hearing up to ten shots. Police found countless shell casings.

One man was shot and killed while in this SUV. Another vehicle was also riddled with gunfire. Two other victims remained hospitalized with what police believe are non life threatening injuries.

Police say dozens of people were at the party when the gunfire rang out, and although they've already talked to several witnesses, they're looking for others to come forward.

If you have any information, you are asked to call Jamestown Police at 716-483-7537 or leave an anonymous tip at 716-483-8477.

This homicide happened right across the street from the alleged domestic homicide that happened in Jamestown just two weeks ago. Neighbors are very shaken up.

"My mom had called me and said there are gunshots going on right around the corner from our house," neighbor Patricia Harley said. "She was freaking out wanting to know if me and my child were safe. It was very scary for her. "

Harley says she grew up in Jamestown and that things are a lot worse now than they used to be.

The police chief saying that Jamestown often times goes years without any homicides. Obviously, that's not the case this year.

Police believe that a number of people were witnesses and they are hoping to speak with them.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Jamestown police at  1 (716) 483-7537.

Look for more information as it develops here and on the broadcasts of WJET TV 24 and Fox 66. 


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