A shooting in Kingston last night resulted in the death of a 12-year-old girl and the hospitalization of a 9-year-old boy.
The shooting occurred at about 8 p.m. at 60 Van Buren Street. Upon arrival, officers found a 12-year-old female with a gunshot wound and a 9-year-old male with a gunshot wound to an arm. The 12-year-old female succumbed to her injury. The 9-year-old male was transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital for treatment. The 9-year-old male was in stable condition and expected to recover.
The City of Kingston Police Department has asked the New York State Police to take the lead in this homicide investigation. The City of Kingston Police Department will continue to aid and support the New York State Police in this investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the New York State Police at 845-338-1702. All calls will be kept confidential.
Kingston Mayor Steve Noble released the following statement this morning:
There are no words that can take away the pain and grief so many are feeling right now. What happened last night was every parent’s worst nightmare. Our hearts are with the family who suffered this unimaginable loss.The City of Kingston and its partners will dedicate every single resource to find who is responsible for this horrific act. If anyone knows anything that can help bring closure to this grieving family and our community, please report it. Call our anonymous tip line at 845-331-4499. Nothing is more important than the safety of our children.The Kingston Police Department will continue to provide updates when they are available.