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NY Police Search for Soldier Involved in Shooting at Self-Storage Facility


Police are still looking for a man involved in a shooting Sunday at a self-storage facility in Watertown, N.Y.

The man has been identified as 25-year-old Leonard R. Whitefield. Police want to question him about a shooting at ABC Self-Storage on Water Street where an unnamed soldier from Fort Drum was shot in the leg.

The shooting occurred Sunday around 11 a.m. and involved two men and a woman, all three soldiers from Fort Drum, an army base located near the facility. According to police, the woman and Whitefield met the other man, who is the woman’s ex-boyfriend, at the self-storage unit to exchange belongings. An argument ensued between the two men and the suspect fired multiple times at the other man.

The names of the woman and the injured soldier have not been released by police. The 25-year-old man was being treated at Samaritan Medical Center. His injuries were not life-threatening, according to reports.

Police found the weapon, a . 45-caliber handgun, Sunday inside a duplex apartment on Central St., the residence of the suspect’s girlfriend. Fort Drum officials have been notified about the shooting.


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