At Least Two Officers Shot in Heavily Gun-Controlled New York

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A Syracuse police officer and an Onondaga County sheriff’s deputy were shot in Salina, New York, Sunday shortly before 9 p.m.

Salina is a suburb of Syracuse, New York. reported that “an officer down call went out at 8:51 p.m.” The shooting is believed to have occurred in connection with a home “at 4945 Darien Drive.”

WYBW pointed to a large police presence near the house, including a police helicopter flying overhead.

WSVR noted the officers were “seriously injured.”

Mike Bloomberg-affiliated Everytown for Gun Safety ranks New York as the No. 2 state in the Union for gun control laws, describing the state as an “innovator” on gun control.

The gun controls include universal background checks, an “assault weapons” ban, a red flag law, and a “high-capacity” magazine ban, among other things.

UPDATE: The Associated Press reported that the two officers–a Syracuse police officer and a sheriff’s deputy–died after being transported to the hospital. Moreover, the suspect with whom they exchanged gunfire died as well.
The AP pointed out that the incident began with law enforcement “tracking a vehicle that had eluded police earlier,” then the driver of the vehicle opened fire on police once inside his residence.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio, and a pro-staffer for Pulsar Night Vision. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010 and holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Beef is his favorite vegetable. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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