Town of Webb shooting : Webb residents describe tense night for them as well

Webb residents react to Saturday night's murder on Dan Bar Acres Road.

Posted: Sep 6, 2020 4:21 PM
Updated: Sep 6, 2020 7:07 PM

Webb, N.Y. - People who live in the area of Webb where police say a man was shot and killed Saturday night say it was a very tense time for them as well, as they didn't know whether the person responsible was in custody.

Paul Martin, who lives houses away from the scene at the corner of Fletcher Road and Dan Bar Acres Road, says he heard the gunshots around 8:30 Saturday night but at first thought they were fireworks, "My wife and I were in our living room watching television and I heard what I assumed was fireworks although it definitely sounded different than most fireworks so I was thinking that it sounded like gunshots but it's not normal for around here so I was assuming that it was probably fireworks. I heard at least one or two shots and then there was a pause and then I heard a few more. The next thing I know I got a text message and they said there's been a shooting down on Dan Bar Acres, stay indoors, lock your doors, and so I did."

Martin says that text came from his sister, "My sister had gotten a text message from a friend of hers saying that she had heard about this and then my sister forwarded that information onto me. Because we didn't know if the shooter doing the shooting was captured or not right, no one knew where the shooter was, I immediately called my neighbors and told all of them about it."

Martin says like you hear in small town when something like this happens, that he never thought it'd happen here, "Frightening and extremely out of character. I've been here for over 50 years and nothing like this is happened in within my memory."

Chris Marx, who is in Webb for the weekend visiting family who also live not far from the scene, says he too started receiving texts, "We received texts from friends who have said that there's been a shooting and knew I was close by and they didn't know it had been resolved."

As far as reaction to the news that came out on Sunday as far as to what police say led to the shooting, Marx said the following, "I can't fathom what would entice such an interaction between people."

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