2 people killed, 3rd person wounded in late-night shooting

July 11, 2018

WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) — A man and woman were fatally shot and another woman was wounded in an attack by a man later captured at a nearby upstate New York campground, authorities said Wednesday.

State police said the shootings happened about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in Waterloo, a Finger Lakes village in Seneca County about midway between Syracuse and Rochester.

The wounded woman was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a Rochester hospital, police said. The victims’ names hadn’t been released as of Wednesday afternoon.

Police advised residents to remain indoors Wednesday morning as they searched for the suspect. Troopers said he was captured about 7:45 a.m. at the Cheerful Valley Campground in Phelps in neighboring Ontario County. Local media reported the suspect was airlifted to a Rochester hospital for treatment of injuries that apparently were self-inflicted.

Authorities haven’t released the suspect’s name.

Waterloo Police Chief Jason Godley said the suspect hasn’t been charged.

Godley said a taxi cab dropped off the two women at a home late Tuesday after a night out, and that they were attacked moments later. State police said the male victim was already at the location where the women were dropped off when he was attacked.

More details won’t be released until after the suspect is charged, Godley said. “We’re still putting all the pieces together.”

Godley, a member of the police force for 18 years, said the slayings were Waterloo’s first in more than two decades.

Waterloo, a village of about 5,000 residents, was officially recognized by Congress in 1966 as creating Memorial Day a century earlier.

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