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‘Targeted’ Shooting Leaves 1 Injured

Man Found Lying In Road After Being Struck Multiple Times In City Late Saturday

A man remains in critical condition after he was shot multiple times in what police say was a “targeted attack” late Saturday in Jamestown.

The victim was reportedly driving on Hazzard Street, near Newland Avenue, around 10:40 p.m. when gunshots were believed to have been fired from a dark-colored sedan that had pulled up beside him.

The unidentified man was struck multiple times by the rounds while his vehicle hit a parked car on Hazzard.

The victim, who was found by officers lying in the road next to his vehicle where a loaded pistol was also located, was taken to UPMC Chautauqua and underwent surgery. He was then transferred to an Erie, Pa., hospital for further treatment.

An update on his condition wasn’t available by press time Sunday.

Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department said the shooting was not a random act of violence.

“This was a targeted event and not a random act,” he said. “(The) victim was shot multiple times and is in serious condition.”

Though not believed to be related, Saturday’s shooting is the latest in a series of incidents to take place in the Newland Avenue area.

On Dec. 25, officers were alerted around 4:30 p.m. to sounds of shots being fired on the city’s south side. A witness told investigators that someone in a silver-colored sedan had fired shots at an SUV while the two vehicles were at the intersection of Newland and Forest avenues.

The sedan then reportedly struck the SUV. Investigators believe a brief chase also took place between the two vehicles following the shooting.

Anyone with information on Saturday night’s incident is asked to call the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7537, through the anonymous tip line at 483-8477 (TIPS) or via the Tips 411 cellphone app. All tips are kept confidential.

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