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Shooting leaves 3 dead, including child, and 1 child wounded

January 27, 2020 GMT

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A couple in their 20s and their 10-year-old son are dead, and their 3-year-old son is hospitalized with gunshot wounds, after what police described as a “targeted” shooting at a Hudson Valley home Sunday morning, authorities said.

Police in the Town of Newburgh, about 70 miles north of New York City, said officers responded to the home on Route 300 after receiving a call of shots fired around 8 a.m. Sunday. They found two adults and two children inside with gunshot wounds. The adults and the older child were pronounced dead at the scene. A third child was in the home but not injured, police said.

Newburgh Supervisor Gil Piaquadio told The Times Herald-Record that the shooter “wanted to be at that house and it was not just a pick a house at random.”

Police said a “person of interest” was being interviewed and there is no additional threat to the public.