Police: Man found shot outside home in Webster

Police: Man found shot outside home in Webster

July 17, 2019 07:23 PM

WEBSTER, N.Y. (WHEC) —  Webster Police are trying to figure out what happened moments before a 29-year old man turned up in the front yard of a home on Hollywood Boulevard in Webster Wednesday morning with a gunshot wound.

Webster Police are not saying much about the crime, but they're asking for your help. Police say it happened around 1:40 a.m. on a quiet street where neighbors say they don't have crime.


It's both shocking and unsettling.

"We heard a pop...a very loud distinct sound like a firecracker. It sounded very close," said Alexis Kampff, neighbor. 

Kampff was sitting in her garage catching up with a friend Wednesday morning when she heard that sound. She lives a few doors away on Hollywood Boulevard. The garage door was open and she thought it was a gunshot, however, she never thought she would hear that sound on her street. 

When she learned what happened, she couldn't believe it.

"I was in shock. It took me a minute to even realize that's what it was," said Kampff. "I was terrified. The scariest part is I don't know the circumstances. I don't know if it was an altercation, if someone's on the loose, if it was a random thing."

Webster Police Chief Joseph Rieger made it clear this was not a random shooting. 

"We are confident, at this time, that this is an isolated incident and there is no ongoing threat to the community," said Rieger.

Rieger made his comments at a news conference. He would not elaborate but says officers arrived to find a man in front of a home bleeding from a gunshot wound.

The man was taken to the hospital in what the chief described as critical condition. 

"Please understand that we are in the early stages of this investigation and I can not discuss any more specifics of this case," said Rieger.

There is no comfort in those words for Kampff who is a mom of two young children.

"My friend walked to her car immediately after it happened. I was nervous hearing all of this coming out now. She could have been followed home. It's scary," she said.

The victim's name has not yet been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at (585) 423-9300.


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