HUDSON—A Hudson man suffered a bullet wound to the leg when he was shot during an argument the evening of July 3.
Hudson Police say they received several calls reporting shots fired in the vicinity of Building #6, Hudson Terrace Apartments, 15 North Front Street, at 8:19 p.m. Patrols arrived two minutes later to discover that a silver 2021 Volkswagen SUV had been struck by a bullet.
Responding patrols from HPD, State Police and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office secured the scene and collected evidence.
Columbia Memorial Hospital called HPD to report that a 19 year old male walked into the Emergency Department with a gunshot wound to the leg at 9:40 p.m. The victim is a resident of Hudson.
Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore told The Columbia Paper that the young man was treated for a lower leg injury and released. The victim knew the shooter, but the extent of their relationship is unknown, the chief said.
The vehicle that took a bullet was a rental car belonging to a “non-combatant third party,” said Chief Moore. Police have seized the vehicle and applied for a search warrant to comb it for evidence.
Currently HPD Detectives are working with investigators from the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Additional patrols were assigned to assist throughout the evening.
The chief said police are “following substantial leads” in the case and are “making good progress.” Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Hudson City Police Detective Unit at 518-828-3388.
Learn lifesaving grilling tips for summer
GHENT—As Columbia County residents experience warmer weather, many are firing up their grills. The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) recommends that everyone follow some basic rules and tips to avoid accidents and injuries. Never hesitate to call for help when needed.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an average of 19,700 patients per year (2014–2018) went to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills. Nearly half of the injuries were thermal burns, including burns from both fire and contact with hot objects. Grills alone were involved in an average of 8,900 home fires per year, including 3,900 structure fires and 4,900 outdoor fires.
“We want all New Yorkers to enjoy the warm weather outdoors, but we also want them to be safe. Keep an eye on your grill, your kids, and stay aware of your surroundings. We are here to help—no matter how big or small an incident seems. Don’t hesitate to call your local fire department because a few minutes can make a big difference,” FASNY President John P. Farrell said in a press release.
Children under age five accounted for an average of 2,000 or 39%, of the contact-type burns per year. These burns typically occurred when someone bumped into, touched or fell on the grill, grill parts or hot coals. It is also extremely important to keep your grill away from your house, flammable objects and in a location with low foot traffic to limit the risk of contact with the grill’s hot surfaces.
You can keep everyone safe by following the important tips below:
*Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors
*The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches
*Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill area
*Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
*Never leave your grill unattended
*Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it.
For more information visit www.fasny.com.