Neighbors React to Shooting

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 21, 2007 at 11:50 PM EDT

Binghamton Police say gunshots hit at least one person Saturday morning here outside Kennedy Fried Chicken on Clarke and Main Streets.

Neighbors here say this isn't the first time they've seen crime on their block.

Luigi Paludi lives on Clarke Street and woke up to the gunshots.

"The neighborhood is not like it used to be over here, it's very bad because it's the things that happen like this, it's no good."

"You could leave your doors open, and now, it's kind of scary. And now with this shooting, it's even worse," said Jackie Heath of Binghamton.

Police say 26 year old Ebrima Tambadou of Binghamton fired the shots.

He was arrested shortly after the shooting, and police say they recovered the gun used.

Police also say it's possible more than one person was shot.

They're talking with local hospitals to see if anyone checked in with gunshot wounds.

The motive for the shooting isn't clear, and neighbors here say the shooting makes them frustrated.

"Some neighbors here say the problem is Kennedy Fried Chickens business hours, claiming most of the problems don't happen here at the corner of Clarke and Main until the early hours of the morning."

"I wish they would close early, I really do. I think that might be the answer."

For now, police say the answer to this crime, is arresting Tambadou, who is in the Broome Coutny Jail, without bail.

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