ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca police responded Wednesday afternoon to reports of a gunshot and argument between at least two people in the city of Ithaca.
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At least three IPD squad cars and investigators responded at 12:21 p.m. to reports of a gunshot on the 100 block of Cleveland Avenue, between South Corn and South Plain streets.
At the scene, officers were looking for something on the ground near a two-story home and collected a small object by a lamppost. The object was put in a brown paper bag marked ‘Evidence.’
An investigator at the scene confirmed that police are currently investigating reports of a gunshot in the area and said those same reports indicated that there may have been an argument between at least two people at the scene.
“We believe that a shot was fired,” Officer Jamie Williamson said in a phone interview later.
Williamson said witnesses reported that a man driving a gray minivan, possibly a Honda with “after market” rims, may have fled the scene with a handgun.
Around 1 p.m., an officer reported seeing a similar vehicle near West Buffalo Street. The vehicle was subsequently pulled over near the 500 to 600 block of Esty Street, police said.
Williamson said there was one person in the vehicle — a male driver — who is being interviewed to see if he was involved in the incident.
Police are still investigating the incident.
This is a developing story. Check back later for more details.
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