Poughkeepsie city teenager shot dead

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A 17-year-old Poughkeepsie resident was shot and killed early Sunday morning, police said.

The teenager was shot at 364 Main St. around 1 a.m. Sunday. The victim arrived at Vassar Brothers Medical Center via taxi a short time later, where he was pronounced dead.

Poughkeepsie police said the circumstances of why he was brought to the medical center by taxi were unclear.

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The victim's name has not been released pending notification of his relatives. Police said they believe the shooting was not a random act and that several people were present.

Witnesses to the crime are being asked to call investigators at (845) 451-7577.


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