New updates have been released from the Ithaca Police Department regarding the shooting that took place Friday afternoon. The suspect is currently on the run.
Police say that around 3:04 p.m. officers from the Ithaca Police Department responded to the rear parking lot of the Ithaca Fire Department in the 300 Block of W. State/MLK St. for the reports of shots fired.
When police arrived at the location of the shooting a witness had relayed information that the shooter had gone inside an apartment house located in the 300 block of West Seneca St.
Officers set up a perimeter around the house and West Seneca Street was closed off to traffic.
Ithaca Police, with the assistance of the New York State Police BCI and Uniformed Personnel, set two crime scenes. The first one being on West State Street and the other on West Seneca Street.
Police learned later, after following up on multiple leads, that it was determined that the suspect fled the apartment building on West Seneca Street prior to a perimeter being set up.
Police are now searching for the suspect they believe is responsible for the shooting of two men.
The alleged shooter is described as a black male between 6ft to 6ft 2 inches tall, thin build, long, thin braided hair, and last seen wearing a blue long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, ball cap, and a backpack. A photo of the shooter is pictured below.
The two male victims were both in their 20s and were transported to a regional trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries at this time.
Police say that it appears the two males were involved in a verbal altercation with the shooter prior to being shot.
Police are asking anyone with information that could lead them to the identity of the shooter to contact the Ithaca Police through the following means –
- Dispatch: 607-272-3245
- Police Administration: 607-272-9972
- Police Tipline: 607-330-0000
- Anonymous Email Tips: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips
The investigation into this incident is still ongoing, we will provide updates as they are made available.
ITHACA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Ithaca Police Department dispatch have confirmed a report of shots fired in the 300 block of West State Street in Ithaca around 3:10 p.m. Friday afternoon. The police dispatch has reported that two were transported from the scene in an ambulance and their condition is unknown.
Dispatch reports that the Ithaca Fire Department was in the 300 block at the time and immediately responded.
West State Street is currently shut down between the West Seneca and Plain Street area because of ongoing police activity.
This is a developing story. Check back here for updates as they become available.