Suffern Man Shot in Nyack

Victim was able to get to Nyack Hospital for treatment after early-morning incident.

Orangetown Police detectives are investigating a shooting overnight in Nyack, where a Suffern man was wounded.

Police said the 31-year-old victim was able to get himself to Nyack Hospital for treatment after the 3:29 a.m. incident.

Orangetown Police were alerted to a possible shooting in the area of Artopee Way in downtown Nyack. When police arrived, they initially did not find anything related to a shooting. But police soon discovered there was a gunshot victim being treated at Nyack Hospital.

Detectives are investigating the circumstances of the shooting.

Artopee Way is the street that runs through Nyack's village parking lot, going from Franklin Street to Cedar Street just off Main Street.

Police said no one has been arrested and no charges have been filed yet in connection with the shooting. No one else was reported injured.

Additional details about the incident are still under investigation and not yet available, police said.

Joel Phillips November 18, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Where are the police that they had to be "alerted" to the incident? Do police not walk a beat anymore, or do they just sit in the patrol cars with windows rolled up staying toasty? The police sub-station is one block from Artopee, and most often you can see a policeman parked at the corner of Main and Cedar. I can't believe they had to be "alerted". Oh, for the days of Nyack PD. Yes it was a different time, but the crap that goes on in downtown Nyack these days(nights) never occurred back when.
Robert Davan November 18, 2012 at 08:16 PM
You cannot have a cop on every corner at all times, and if you did , Joel would complain about the excessive cost. The federal government has to deal with the issue of gun control (something that was NOT debated during the campaign). Without federal intervention, shootings like this will continue unabated.
Rick November 18, 2012 at 08:51 PM
I suspect the gun used in this incident was ILLEGAL. An issue gun control will not help. Criminals will get their hands on guns even if we ban the sale.
Paul Marchiano November 18, 2012 at 10:59 PM
i think the police do there job well, regardless of what anyone thinks
Chris November 18, 2012 at 11:42 PM
If people were home in their beds like me in the middle of the night, they would save themselves a lot of grief. If you are out on the streets at these hours, you are asking for trouble.
stewart November 19, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Joel obviously doesn't remember the days when Nyack was the most dangerous place in the county. I do. In those days, Spring Valley was safe and beautiful.
Debbie Maidman November 19, 2012 at 01:29 AM
hmmm, do you think that possibly alcohol or drugs could be involved at that hour in downtown Nyack? No police officer should have to be available on every street corner in Nyack to babysit those that are "out and about" at those hours...nothing ever good happens after midnight ....anywhere...
tom kelty November 19, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Rick , I can't believe criminals would actually be able to obtain guns if they were illegal!.. look there is no pot, heroin, meth. problems and they are illegal! oh, wait ..hmm, oopps.
Sick-n-Tired November 19, 2012 at 02:12 AM
So you expect the police to walk a footpost overnight? Who will pay for that. Wait I have a better idea... how about these savages stop shooting each other!!! It's a lot cheaper and society will be better off.
1redhead November 19, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Wow! How about let's blame the victim. There are people who get off work at 3 am, get home from a trip and are walking their dog. Even if that's not the case here, there shouldn't be the expectation of being shot to such a degree that if you do "you're asking for it".
Randy November 19, 2012 at 02:55 AM
One more unfortunate incident that shows why bars should not stay open until 4AM in Nyack. Hopefully, the man will be ok. It really is time for the bar closing hours in Nyack to be changed from 4AM to 1AM. The residents of this village are tired of the crime, public drunkeness, litter, DWI and noise and disruption from loud drunks and drunks that pull fire alarms waking us all up when the fire horn goes off. Give us a few more stores and nice places to visit and a few less bars.
elizabeth November 19, 2012 at 12:02 PM
I agree that the cops should get out of their cars, and "walk the beat," especially during the early morning hours; however, there would be a lot less people getting in fights, shootings, etc., if the bars were closed earlier! The village needs to petition the SLA for a variance to close the bars earlier. Goodness knows the police will give their support to this. They're tired of it, too!
JC Brotherhood November 19, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Cinderella would disagree
JC Brotherhood November 19, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Actually if you think about it, it is just where I'd want to be when gunshots are fireed, asleep, in my car saying "what was that?"
ROBBY BOOTH November 20, 2012 at 01:48 PM
At least this is and last years fatal throat slashing, did not take place where our loved ones catch their bus to work in nyc everyday. Oh wait minute.... Pick it up OPD, you dont have to be on every corner at all times, but maybe the ones where the repetetive crimes and wannabe "gangsta" b/s always seem to take place. Stray bullets kill innocent people all the time, even the ones who are oh so responsibly snuggled in their cozy beds at 3AM.
ROBBY BOOTH November 20, 2012 at 02:09 PM
I think its safe to say alot of us are getting sick of hearing how bad nyack used to be as a justification for an "acceptable" amount of violent crime in present day. Two patrol cars watching the pretty young girls outside pour house every weekend, and none on the streets where hardworking residents are being harassed, followed home while walking their dogs, and getting rudely awakened by the sounds of massive brawls which sometimes go unchecked for hours. BTW, more gun legislation will only prevent the innocent and responsible citizens with legal firearms from having the means to protect themselves from the criminals with illegal weapons.


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