Shooting in Kingston apartment leaves girl, 12, dead, boy 9, hospitalized

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KINGSTON, NY – Two children were shot Thursday night in an Apartment in Kingston, New York. Police report that a 12-year-old girl died from her injuries and a 9-year-old boy are recovering.

Police in Kingston say on December 17, 2020 at about 8:00 pm, officers responded to a reported shooting at the rear apartment of 60 Van Buren Street. Upon arrival officers found a 12-year-old female with a gunshot wound and a 9-year-old male suffered 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.  No further details were released at this time.


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