Police are hoping you can help as they search for a gunman who they say shot two people near a number of Hudson Valley schools.

On Monday around 3:30 p.m., City of Poughkeepsie 911 received calls reporting a shooting at South Cherry and Church Streets. The shooting happened not far from the Smith School, Early Learning Center and just a few blocks from Poughkeepsie High School as well as the Poughkeepsie Middle School.

Responding officers found a 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head, police say.

At that time, someone from Vassar Brothers Medical Center called and reported another gunshot victim, a 41-year-old man who was brought to the hospital in a private vehicle, according to police.

The 28-year-old suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound and is in critical condition at MidHudson Regional Hospital, police say.

The 41-year-old injuries appear to be non-life threatening. Police describe him as an innocent bystander who was walking down the sidewalk when the shooting occurred.

Their names weren’t released. Police didn't release more details regarding the shootings but are hoping for help as they search for a motive. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call the City of Poughkeepsie Police at 845-451-7577.

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