Postal Worker Finds Dead Body In Car In Peekskill

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Peekskill police set up a tarp above car in which the body of a man was discovered Wednesday afternoon. Photo Credit: Art Cusano
Police are on the scene of a reported shooting Wednesday afternoon in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Art Cusano

This story was updated at 6:20 p.m. to include additional details from police.

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. — A postal worker discovered a dead body slumped behind the wheel of a car on Pine Street in Peekskill at about 2 p.m. Wednesday, she told The Peekskill Daily Voice. 

Police said the victim was a man in his 60s who lived in the Cross Roads apartments.  His name and cause of death were withheld by police as of 6:20 p.m., while authorities cleared the scene.

Authorities performed CPR at the scene but the man was pronounced dead before being taken to the hospital, police said.

Police said the man's name will be released later Wednesday evening.

Following the discovery, officers searched the area with police dogs, the postal worker said.

A shooting was reported at 118 Pine St. in Peekskill. Peekskill police along with the Westchester County Police Department, the New York State Police and the Westchester County District Attorney's office were on the scene.

Early Wednesday afternoon, Pine Street was closed in both directions as the investigation continued.

Check back with The Peekskill Daily Voice for updates on this breaking story.

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vboscogirl@aol.com:

Terry was a great person !!!! He was a kind soul and always had a smile on his face .

nicole.smith.1610092:

We are very saddened by this horrible sense of violence...this man was a VERY CLOSE FRIEND OF THE FAMILY &he didnt deserve this one bit...he would of gave u the shirt off his back we really hope that the Peekskill Police find the coward who did this...and put him away forever give him the death penalty....my condolences to his family & friends....we LOVE U GENTLE GIANT & U WILL BE MISSED BY MANY & NEVER FORGOTTEN!!

csmercurio:

That's a good question as it's only a block or so from the high school!

vboscogirl@aol.com:

Why didn't they have a lock down at the Schools

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