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February 22, 2012 5:36:41 AM PST
Police in Greenburgh are investigating a driveway shooting that happened around 9 p.m. Monday.

The shooting on Sears Street draws deep concerns not only police investigating, but neighbors as well.

"I hope it's not drug related. I don't know what it is. Whatever it is, I want it to discontinue," said Lola Hunter, a neighbor.

Lola Hunter was talking about her neighborhood.

It's a short dead end street in North Elmsford that is lined with working class families.

She pointed out that it is normally pretty quiet.

It was quiet until sirens pierced the quiet night after a sudden blast of gunfire left a 35-year-old man seriously wounded outside his mother's house.

"They were shooting to kill," Greenburgh Police Chief Joseph DeCarlo said.

Greenburgh Police Chief Joseph DeCarlo said investigators are pressing on and interviewing neighbors hoping to find a witness.

They are hoping to understand what lurks behind, even they admit, a not so common incident.

It's still one that brings out neighbors into the day light to share their concerns. "It was terrible. This is quiet neighborhood. I'm on the policeman's advisory board. I will certainly be meeting with them," Hunter said.

You know Hunter is connected.

Living here 40 years she has seen changes.

"Talking with the neighbors because this isn't the kind of neighborhood where I want to live where they're going to be having I don't know what," Hunter said.

There is the belief this was not a random shooting.

"We believe he was the target. To allay the residents' fears this is what it looks like. It looks like it was planned," DeCarlo said.

But in your own neighborhood?

"Very unfortunate, and I can't believe it happened," said Omar Nethersole, an area resident.

Hunter hopes it's not drug or gang related.

But police, while not naming the victim, did reveal a key fact about him.

"Five convictions. Of the five convictions, one is a felony. Four misdemeanors. I believe they were all drug related," DeCarlo said.

Greenburgh detectives are still searching for the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 914-682-5331. All calls will be kept confidential.

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