A Newburgh teen was arrested for his alleged role in a quadruple shooting near a school.

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On November 17, around 3:30 p.m. four teens were shot in the City of Newburgh. City of Newburgh Police received a ShotSpotter notification for the area of William Street and Carson Avenue.

All victims are City of Newburgh residents, who attend the Newburgh School District. All victims are 16-18 years of age.


As officers were responding they were directed to the area of 98 William Street where three gunshot victims were located. Two victims had sustained gunshot wounds to their legs and one male had sustained two gunshot wounds to his stomach, police say.


Police were notified of a fourth gunshot victim at the hospital. This victim also a male sustained gunshot wounds to his legs.

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At least four different handguns were discharged, police say. 17 shell casings recovered from multiple scenes and include calibers of 9MM, .45, and .22.

As officers were responding to the initial calls for shots fired, one man armed with a firearm appears to wait for the first officer on-scene to get closer to his position and fires three rounds in the air towards the officer's direction.

One man fired three rounds in the air towards the officer's direction.

This occurred steps away from a school bus dropping off elementary students, police say.

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This occurred steps away from a school bus dropping off elementary students, police say.

On Monday, police arrested a 17-year-old boy from Newburgh. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd Degree a class C-Felony and Reckless Endangerment in the 1st Degree a class D-Felony.

Due to his age, the male is being charged as an Adolescent Offender and after appearing in the Youth Part of Orange County Criminal Court was remanded to a secure facility in Syracuse.

This incident is still being investigated by City of Newburgh Detectives, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, the FBI-led Hudson Valley Safe Streets Taskforce and the New York State Police.

Anyone with any information is asked to call City of Newburgh Detectives at 845-569-7509.

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