Binghamton Neighborhood Residents Stunned By Afternoon Gun Battle
Police from several agencies converged on a Binghamton neighborhood after more than a dozen gunshots were heard following a dispute on a residential street.
People who live in the area of Mygatt and Meadow streets in the city's First Ward reported hearing gunfire after as many as eight people engaged in a loud argument. The incident happened shortly around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Some of those involved in the dispute left the scene in a vehicle that was last seen traveling north on Mygatt Street near Spring Forest Cemetery.
Residents said they heard 10 to 15 shots. It did not appear anyone injured as a result of the gunfire.
Minutes later, police were sent to Oak Street in connection with the shooting investigation.
Binghamton police officers and detectives, along with Broome County sheriff's deputies and state troopers gathered outside 255 Oak Street as a handcuffed man sat in the driveway of the residence.
A woman who has lived in the Mygatt Street neighborhood for 22 years told WNBF News she heard "boom-boom-boom-boom!" She estimated there were up to 15 shots fired in rapid succession.
The woman said: "This is getting ridiculous." She noted 12-year-old Aliza Spencer was fatally shot near her East Side home several days ago. The woman said her 10-year-old grandson would be arriving home from school in a few minutes and said "I guess he won't be playing outside anymore."
Binghamton police in the area did not comment about the shooting investigation.