Updated 03/06/2013 05:10 PM
Neighbors still talking after Tuesday’s shooting
People on Elmira's west side are still talking about the double shooting in their neighborhood Tuesday. It's not the type of violence they say they're used to. Katie Husband has more.
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ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Neighbors are still wrapping their heads around what happened, but for the most part, they still feel like it's a safe place to live.
Emergency vehicles clogged the streets in Elmira Tuesday after a reported double shooting and gas leak.
"I made the 911 call that started it, so I thought there was an accident and I saw, when I came outside, I saw the guy running through my backyard and when people are running through your backyard, you're going to call 911," Elmira resident James Klee said.
Keel lives on Walnut Street. He saw some of what had happened in the house behind his at 467 West Second Street.
"It was just hectic. The guy busted through the glass and took off and the other two guys on the other side of my house walking around bloody and it's pretty crazy," Klee said. "I mean, it's crazy to see someone running through your backyard like that. He was obviously in a hurry, but he got caught up on some wire back there."
According to neighbors, this kind of violence never happens in their community. And Keel describes the people who lived in the house where the shooting happened as nice.
Klee said, "The older fellow that lived in the back of the house behind us where it happened at, I've talked to him a couple of times and he seemed like a nice guy. I never thought anything like this would've happened but, yeah, his left arm was pretty bloodied."
"You know, you have kids playing out here and stuff, but it's usually quiet. You see a lot of older people that live around here, so it's no problem," Elmira resident Veronica Brooks said.
Those same neighbors told us earlier they feel safe and don't plan on moving out. However, there were some neighbors we spoke with off camera who said they are looking to move out of the area.
No arrests have been made at this point in time and police are continuing the investigation into how this all started.