The Peekskill Post has learned that on at least one recent occasion, a group of people illegally entered the Kiley Youth Center after hours, according to two separate sources. While the group was inside the center, a fight broke out and one of the basketball hoop backboards was shot out with a gun. Sources conflict as to whether it was an actual firearm or a BB gun.
Those same sources confirmed that City Manager Richard Leins is aware of the incident(s), as is the police department, and that an investigation is underway.
It is unclear if the group was admitted into the center by a city employee or if the employee was negligent in allowing his keys to be taken and then used by the group to enter the Kiley Center.