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Newburgh city cops probe overnight gunfire

A Newburgh police SUV is shown in this

A Newburgh police SUV is shown in this file photo. (June 18, 2012) Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

Newburgh city police responded to scattered reports of gunfire early Friday morning and said one man received a minor wound when a bullet grazed his leg.

Cops were handling a call in the area of Chambers Street at 3:40 a.m. when they heard "multiple loud bangs" and went to 44 Grand St., police said.

On Grand Street, they found one injured man and "multiple" shell casings, but the shooters were gone. Police didn't identify the victim, but said he wasn't seriously injured. It was not clear what sparked the gunfire.

Police were still investigating Friday afternoon, and they asked for the public's help. Anyone with information on the shooting can call the Newburgh City Police Department's detective bureau at 845-651-3131.

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