Update: Ithaca police said a young man used a shotgun to fire at least one round at another man near downtown Ithaca Saturday afternoon.

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Officials said an initial investigation shows that the shooter pulled the gun out from under his clothing, pursued a man near the intersection of West Buffalo and North Albany streets, and fired at least one round at him. The back window of a vehicle parked on the 200 block of West Buffalo Street was shot out.

The shooter then allegedly got into a the passenger seat of a nearby sedan and fled the scene westbound on West Buffalo Street. The person shot at left on foot, headed northeast onto North Geneva Street.

Police said they are unsure if anyone was injured and a 911 operator said Saturday that no injuries were reported at the scene.

Police said several people who were in the area when the shooting happened are assisting with the investigation, which is ongoing.

Officials are asking anyone with any information about the incident to contact the Ithaca Police Department through any of the following means:

Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
Crime Stoppers Tipline: 607-697-0333
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ithaca-Police-
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ithacapolice

Earlier —

ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca police responded to a shooting near downtown Ithaca Saturday afternoon, according to a Tompkins County 911 operator.

Police were called at 3:03 p.m to the intersection on North Albany and West Buffalo Streets, the dispatcher said. No injuries were reported.

According to several witnesses, the back window of a car was shot out.

Officials were no longer at the scene as of about 5 p.m.

Ithaca Police could not immediately be reached for comment about the incident, so it is unknown if anyone was in the vehicle at the time of the shooting or what the status of the case is as of about 5:30 p.m.

This is a developing story. We will update it when more information becomes available. 

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.