The Pelham Police Department responded to an incident in the city's Chandalar neighborhood on Dec. 21. (File)
The Pelham Police Department responded to an incident in the city's Chandalar neighborhood on Dec. 21. (File)

No injuries after Pelham shooting

Published 12:34am Sunday, December 22, 2013

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

No injuries were reported after the Pelham Police Department was forced to evacuate a portion of the city’s Chandalar neighborhood on Dec. 21.

The incident began shortly after 8 p.m. when the Pelham police and fire departments responded to a possible suicide call in the 600 block of Chandalar Lane. After emergency responders arrived on the scene, officers heard a gunshot and then “observed a white male fire two more gun shots before retreating back into his residence,” according to a Police Department press release.

After establishing a perimeter around the scene, police evacuated surrounding residents and called in the department’s Tactical Operations Unit and crisis negotiators.

After three-and-a-half hours, the officers were able to bring the incident to a peaceful conclusion, and allowed evacuated residents to return home.

As of Dec. 22, the incident was still under investigation.

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