NEWFIELD, N.Y. — Tompkins County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting inside a home on Shaffer Road in the Town of Newfield early Saturday morning.
At approximately 1:26 a.m. on Saturday morning, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, a resident of the home, Dejour Xavier Gandy, age 29, was found deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. Another resident, who was inside the home at the time, contacted 911 and reported the incident.
According to another witness, three black males with face coverings entered the home and confronted the victim with guns drawn, one of which shot at the victim before all three fled the scene.
This incident is believed to be a targeted attack of a specific person. The Sheriff’s Office does not believe there is a continued threat to the public at large.
The Sheriff’s Office is receiving assistance from the New York State Police and the Ithaca Police Department. Bang’s Ambulance and the Newfield Fire Department also provided assistance at the time of the initial call.
The sheriff’s office requests that anyone with information contact the Tompkins County Emergency Response Center at (607) 273-8000.