Northern New York Newspapers
Watertown
Ogdensburg
Massena-Potsdam
Lowville
Carthage
Malone
NNY Business
NNY Living
NNY Ads
Sat., Nov. 1
SUBSCRIBE
Serving the community of Ogdensburg, New York
36°F
Related Stories

Chief: robbery not suspected in Saranac Lake shooting

PREV
NEXT
ARTICLE OPTIONS
A A
print this article
e-mail this article

SARANAC LAKE — A 55-year-old man who claimed to have been robbed and shot this week may actually have turned the gun on himself, Saranac Lake Police Chief Bruce G. Nason said.

“Further investigation has revealed no robbery has occurred,” Chief Nason said of the Tuesday evening incident. “It’s looking more like it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

The chief said police no longer were looking for suspects Wednesday. He declined to release the man’s name, but said that the man underwent surgery and that his injuries were not life-threatening.

Following a 6:45 p.m. 911 call Tuesday, officers found the victim on a train trestle near Pine Street. The man told police he was walking beside the tracks when he encountered two men. He said one of the men brandished a gun, police said.

The victim told police that he was shot in the left shoulder, and that one of the suspects removed money from his pocket.

Commenting rules:
  1. Stick to the topic of the article/letter/editorial.
  2. When responding to issues raised by other commenters, do not engage in personal attacks or name-calling.
  3. Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning.
Violators' commenting privileges may be revoked indefinitely. By commenting you agree to our full Terms of Use.
Giveaway
Syracuse Football Tickets Giveaway
Connect with Us
OGD on FacebookOGD on Twitter
Thursday 's Covers