ITHACA, N.Y. — Police said they have identified the people involved in a shooting that sent a man to the hospital with a gunshot wound in his leg, but there have been no arrests as of late Wednesday night.

Ithaca police responded to the 100 block of South Meadow Street for a report of shots fired. Emergency responders found a man with a gunshot wound to his leg on the 600 block of West State Street. His injuries were not life threatening and he was released from the hospital the next day.

Police previously said the shooter and man who was shot knew each other.

“They had an altercation previous to the shooting itself occurring,” Officer Jamie Williamson said Wednesday. He said police have learned, “that the altercation involved drugs.”

WIlliamson said, “Police have determined what occurred and have identified the people involved in the shooting, but even after speaking to the victim, have not been able to develop the probable cause to substantiate an arrest.”

He said police have not found the weapon used in the crime.

The investigation is still open and police are asking anyone with information about the crime to contact them using the following means:

Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
Police Administration: 607-272-9973
Crime Stoppers Tipline: 607-697-0333
Drug Tipline: 607-330-0000
Email Tip Address: http://www.cityofithaca.org/FormCenter/Ithaca-Police-Department-5/Ithaca-Police-Department-Tipline-47
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Jolene Almendarez

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