Police: Man fatally shot at Port Chester housing complex

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Gunfire at a Port Chester housing complex overnight left one man dead and another injured overnight, according to police.

The Port Chester Police Department confirms there was a shooting around 1 a.m. at the Weber Public Housing Complex at 9 Weber Drive near downtown, off of Midland Avenue.

They say responding officers found a resident of the complex, Charles Anthony Elliott Jr., 26,  lying in the street with a gunshot to the head. Elliott was transported to Greenwich Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A second victim, a 26-year-old Rye Brook resident, was also treated at Greenwich Hospital for non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

One resident of the complex, who didn't want to speak on camera, told News 12 her son had just peeked out her bedroom window because a group of people were hanging outside in the parking lot by apartments across and below from her building. She says seconds after he moved a bullet crashed through her window and across the room.  Luckily neither the woman or her son was hit.

Others who spoke with News 12 say the shooting had to do with an ongoing dispute, and the victim who was killed was not involved, but rather an innocent bystander. Police have not yet confirmed this information.

Resident Tonya Black says she and others who live there are angry, and they will help bring the shooter to justice. "We have to protect these kids, we can't have this."

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to contact the Port Chester Police Detective Bureau at 914 939-1000. 

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