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ITHACA, N.Y. — On July 1, 2017 at 12:34 pm IPD officers responded to the area of Willow Avenue and Lake Avenue regarding the report of a dispute during which a handgun was discharged. Officers arrived on scene and spoke to multiple witnesses. One handgun casing was recovered at the scene.

Officers quickly established a perimeter and began searching the surrounding neighborhoods but did not locate a victim or suspect. Witnesses in the area describe the shooter as a black male, early 20’s, approximately 5’10 tall, 180 pounds, and last seen wearing a dark colored shirt and black/white basketball type shorts.

If you have any information that would aid this investigation please contact the Ithaca Police Department.

Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245

Police Administration: 607-272-9973

Crime Stoppers Tipline: 607-697-0333

Drug Tipline: 607-330-0000

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