UPDATE (6:50 p.m.) — This story was updated with additional information from Ithaca College.
ITHACA, N.Y. — An Ithaca College student was shot in the chest early Friday morning on the Ithaca Commons. Police have not yet tracked down the suspect.
Ithaca police responded to a reported shooting at 1:23 a.m. Friday on the west end of the Commons. Officers who arrived on scene found a man had been shot in the chest.
Prior to the shooting, police say an altercation occurred inside of Casablanca Pizza. The people involved in the altercation left the pizza shop and continued to argue, police said, and during the altercation, a man was shot. The suspects fled the area.
The man was transported to a local hospital and believed to have non life-threatening injuries, according to Jamie Williamson, public information officer for the IPD.
In a statement Friday afternoon, Rosanna Ferro, vice president for student affairs and campus life sent an email to the Ithaca College community that said the person who was shot was a student at the college. Ferro said the student was treated and released from the hospital.
Police say one person involved is described as a white man wearing blue jeans and a light-colored hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ithaca Police Department. People can do so anonymously and by any of the following means:
Police Administration: 607-272-9973
Police Tipline: 607-330-0000
Anonymous Email Tip Address: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips