Police: Massena Shooting, Stabbing Drug-Related
A robbery attempt in Massena Monday night that left one person shot, another stabbed and a third with a head injury was apparently drug-related, according to police.
However, police chief Timmy Currier said the victims aren't cooperating with the investigation. The names of those injured in the robbery attempt have also been withheld by police.
The three men were taken to Massena Memorial Hospital Monday night, after the robbery attempt at 15 Bishop Avenue. Police searched the apartment where the attack took place, but weren't commenting Tuesday on what - if anything - they found.
Police are seeking two people, who ran from the scene and then made their getaway in a car.
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Police were called to the apartment building just before 7 p.m.
They remained on the scene well into the early morning hours.
"We're currently just investigating this," Police Chief Timmy Currier said, "interviewing several witnesses and trying to piece together what happened."
Police are looking for the two people who carried out the attacks.
Currier says two of the victims were inside the apartment when the robbery occurred. One was shot with a handgun, the other stabbed.
The third victim - the one with the head injury - was approaching the building as the suspects were leaving.
They struck him in the head and took off.
"We're currently conducting a ground search of that area between the apartment and the vehicle to see if any evidence was left behind," he said.
Police and firefighters involved in that search ultimately came up empty handed.
Officers moved inside the building to search for clues.
"We're very early in the investigation right now," Currier said.
Police haven't released the identity of the victims and there's no word yet on their conditions.
Officials say, however, that none of their injuries appear life threatening.
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