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Lt. Colton on Geneva shootings: “I’m tired of a small portion of our community that have no regard for human life”

The Geneva Police Department is speaking out on a pair of shootings that happened this past weekend at the Courtyard Apartments. Investigators tell us they have responded to four shootings in about two months. 

“It’s sad,” says Lieutenant Matthew Colton. “I’m tired of a small portion of our community that have no regard for human life. We have seen a drastic spike in violent crime in our city, and with little to no victim or witness cooperation – it makes it difficult to solve and/or prevent these heinous acts of violence.”

Lt. Colton says there are no witnesses or victims cooperating with police. “Obviously, this makes it more difficult for us to solve these unnecessary acts of violence,” Lt. Colton adds.

The two Geneva men shot in early Sunday morning have been identified as 34-year old Travis Jackson and 29-year old Zacharia Mckoy. Investigators tell us Jackson has been released from the hospital and Mckoy is in satisfactory condition.

“We continue to work tirelessly to solve these incidents, and am confident these criminals will not go unpunished,” Lt. Colton says. “This department will do everything in our power to hold these criminals accountable. I wish I could share more, but anymore information could hinder our efforts in solving these cases.”



Two shootings under investigation in Geneva

Police are investigating a pair of shootings that happened during the overnight hours in Geneva.

According to a news release, around 12:10 a.m. officers responded to the Courtyard Apartments for a person who had been shot.

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Upon arrival, they heard a gunshot in the area of the apartment complex. Officers learned that two males, both in their 30s, sustained gunshot wounds.

Both were transported to Geneva General Hospital in private vehicles. The two males are expected to survive, but remain in critical condition.

While officers were investigating that shooting, several 911 calls were received for gunshots fired into a residence on Greenhurst Avenue. Officers learned that around 1:15 a.m. two vehicles, photographed at the bottom of this story from security footage, fired multiple gunshots into a house.

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The two vehicles fled the scene. The house was occupied at the time of the shooting, and there were young children inside. However, no injuries were reported.

It’s unknown at this point if the two shootings are related, police said. The Geneva Police Department is being assisted by state police and Ontario County Sheriff’s Office.



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