Duo charged in connection to 2 killings at Halloween party

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two men have been charged in connection with a shooting at a Halloween party that left two New York women dead and five other people with gunshot wounds.

The Newburgh Police Department said Monday that 21-year-old Rainier Hamilton and 20-year-old Tyson Oliveira are charged with tampering with physical evidence. Hamilton is also charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

Both were arrested Sunday, hours after an early morning shooting at a costume party held in an apartment building in Newburgh.

Eighteen-year-old Omani Free and 20-year-old Tabitha Cruz were killed. Five other people were wounded and are expected to recover.

Both men were arraigned Monday in city court and ordered held on $50,000 bail. Their assigned lawyers couldn’t be reached for comment.

No one has been charged with the killings.

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