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3 shot in NY Denny’s, injuries not life-threatening

5:40 P.M. UPDATE:

TOWN OF SALINA, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities say a man accused of shooting three people in a Syracuse-area restaurant had been arguing with his ex-girlfriend.

Sgt. Jon Seeber of the Onondaga County sheriff’s office says Justus Holmes is charged with opening fire on patrons and employees at a Denny’s in Salina at around 4 a.m. Sunday.

A fourth person was treated for a non-gunshot injury. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening.

Holmes was arraigned on Sunday night and was scheduled for another court appearance on Monday.

There was no immediate information on attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Denny’s says it is “deeply saddened” by the incident. It says the safety of guests and workers is a top priority and it’s cooperating with law enforcement.


TOWN OF SALINA (CNYCENTRAL/WBNG) — According to CNYCentral, The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of firing into a group of customers and employees in the Town of Salina Denny’s Sunday around 4 a.m.

Investigators say the suspect entered the Denny’s and approached another man aggressively, before shooting him.

Deputies say the suspect then opened fire on employees and customers, injuring two of them before leaving the restaurant.

According to CNYCentral, a third victim was taken to Upstate University Hospital for a “non-shooting injury” and a fourth was treated at the scene for a minor arm injury.

CNYCentral reports that two of the shooting victims were taken to Upstate but are expected to survive.

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says shooting suspect is a described as a black male in his 20’s, around 5′ 7″ tall, 180 pounds, and is wearing dark clothes.

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office is asking any individual with information regarding this incident is asked to call the department at (315) 435-3051 or send a tip via Tip411.


Associated Press

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