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Nyack Man Shot With Pellet Gun on Depew Avenue

He was hit in the hand while walking to work; pellet removed at Nyack Hospital.

A Nyack man on his way to work at a local restaurant Tuesday was shot in the hand with an air-powered rifle and needed treatment at Nyack Hospital to remove a metal pellet.

said the victim believes the pellet was fired from an open window at the Nyack Plaza apartment complex on Depew Avenue. No one has been arrested in the incident.

The 38-year-old Nyack man was on his way to a Main Street restaurant at about 4 p.m. when he heard a whizzing sound by his head as he was on Depew Avenue at Liberty Street. Police said seconds later the village resident heard the same sound and then felt a sharp pain in his right hand.

The victim sought treatment in the Nyack Hospital emergency room, where a doctor removed a pellet that had lodged in victim’s right hand. 

While the victim thought the shots were fired from a window at the apartment complex, he told police that he did not see the person who fired the shots.

Police said the incident is under investigation and asked that anyone with information regarding this incident can call the Orangetown Police Department detective bureau at 845-359-2121.

Alan D. July 06, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Does anyone know if the Orangetown police have conducted an apartment to apartment search of the Nyack Plaza complex?
William Demarest (Editor) July 06, 2012 at 04:00 PM
State Police in Rhinebeck say they arrested a man in a similar incident on Thursday in Red Hook. A 14-year-old riding in a car was hit by a pellet fired from an air-powered gun. Peter Michael, accused of firing the shot from his home, is charged with third-degree assault.

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