71-year-old man fatally shot during attempted carjacking in Gates
Gates, N.Y. – Police say a 71-year-old man is dead after an attempted carjacking Wednesday morning in Gates. This incident, they say, is part of a wider series of carjackings across our area.
Police were called to Buell Road off Chili Avenue around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for the report of shots fired.
There, they found a 71-year-old Irondequoit man who had been shot in the upper body. He was taken to the hospital, where he died.
Police say the man was an innocent victim of an attempted carjacking perpetrated by two suspects, one of whom fatally shot the man.
Police say they are looking for a black passenger car with tinted windows in connection with Wednesday’s shooting.
Police say there have been 14 of these carjacking thefts in the area since late March, all of which are believed to be connected.
Victims of these carjackings have reported their vehicles were rear-ended or blocked in at a traffic light, or they were followed home and approached in their driveway.
A task force has been set up, as has a 24-hour tip line, to help combat the recent crimes. Anyone with information is asked to call either 911 or that tip line at the Gates Police Department, 429-8275.
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