One Dead After Shooting in Johnson City

By Matt Porter

April 21, 2012 Updated Apr 21, 2012 at 7:02 PM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) One woman is dead and two others injured after a shooting just before midnight, say Johnson City police.

Police say shots were fired in front of 279-281 Grand Avenue on the corner of St. Charles Street.

20 year-old Genesis N. Lee was shot and killed. The other two, a man and woman, were taken to Wilson Hospital. Police have not released their names. The hospital cannot comment on their condition.

Lee lived at 281 Grand Avenue.

Witnesses say a fight broke out on the corner of Grand Avenue and St. Charles Street.

"I was sound asleep and I heard somebody fighting up there, said Lisa Wilber who lives a few houses away, "And it was really loud, I thought somebody was fighting up in my house. And I heard seven right in a row, it was like boom boom boom boom."

Neighborhood residents say this it isn't the first time an apartment building has been the site of trouble.

Wilber has lived in the neighborhood for 26 years.

"Yeah it's gotten really bad in the last few years," said Wilber, "I mean really bad, I wouldn't take my kids for a walk around here for anything."

Residents say they often see police cars at 279-281 Grand Avenue.

"This goes on all the time," said Roberta Hall, "This is like a big drug haven up at this building."

Another resident, Norman Hough, Jr, admits he did drugs in one of the apartments years ago.

"Something to be done with that house," said Hough, Jr, "It's been like that for years on."

Now after this shooting, He fears for his grandchildren.

"My grandaughter yes, she's only three years old over on the other side on the corner," said Hough, Jr, "I fear for them, but hopefully something's done, and stops this. I'm praying, I'm praying to God, and that's all you can do."

As for Wilber, she says she hopes the death will put police into further action.

"I mean three people getting shot, " said Wilber. "They gotta understand, this is what we're living through on a day to day basis, and it needs to be taken care of."

Detectives have not released any information about who may have shot the three, or why they did.

Police say they are following up on leads right now, and will release more information as it becomes available.