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Police investigating shooting in Saranac Lake

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SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. -- Saranac Lake Police are looking for two men accused in connection with a shooting. It happened shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The 55-year-old male victim called 911 and told police he was shot on the train trestle near Pine Street in Saranac Lake. He said he came across two men while walking on the tracks. One of them pulled a gun and demanded he give them what he had.

The victim says he pushed the gun away and a shot was fired, hitting him in the shoulder. One of the suspects took cash out of his wallet and they took off.

Police believe the suspects knew the victim. They are described as two males, ages 25 to 35. Both were around five feet, eight inches tall. They were wearing dark parka-type jackets. One was clean shaven with shaggy hair. The other had a fairly thick beard.

Anyone with information is asked to call Saranac Lake Police at (518) 891-4422. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP