Police investigate shots fired in Port Ewen

The approximate location of the shots, according to several 911 callers

Members of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a call for potential shots fired in the Town of Esopus.

On Tuesday, November 17, at about 7:50 p.m., numerous 911 calls were received reporting five to six possible gun shots fired in the area of the intersection of Salem and Gurney streets in Port Ewen.


The ensuing investigation suggests six gun shots were fired in rapid succession, followed by two vehicles speeding away from the area. The vehicles are believed to have traveled on Salem Street towards Mill Brook Drive in Connelly. No physical evidence has yet been located, although searches and interviews in the area are continuing. One of the involved vehicles is believed to possibly be a newer model dark colored SUV, possibly a gray Jeep Cherokee. The other involved vehicle is believed to possibly be a gray four door sedan.

The sheriff’s department is requesting anyone with info to call 845-338-3640 or e-mail abab@co.ulster.ny.us

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