ITHACA, N.Y. –– Ithaca police say they are investigating a shooting that happened on Floral Avenue Sunday night during which one person was injured. According to information from the Ithaca Police Department, the injuries sustained during the incident were non-life-threatening, and the dispute leading up to the violence was between two parties known to each other with no threat to the public.

A report prepared by IPD Sergeant Thomas Condzella states that just after 8 p.m. on June 27 officers from his department responded to “the area of Floral Avenue for a report of gunshots in the area.”

He goes on to state that upon arrival “officers canvassed the area” with no evidence found at the scene until after further investigation. It seems that very little information about what happened was able to be found out until at around 8:40 p.m. when, according to police, Tompkins County 911 Center notified responding officers that a person “walked into the Emergency Room at the Cayuga Medical Center with a gunshot wound.”

Officers say that after responding to CMC and “despite multiple attempts,” they were only able to obtain “limited information” about the incident. Police categorized the victim and “others who may have witnessed the shooting” as “uncooperative.” IPD officials also made note that the persons involved in this incident “may be known to one another.”

The limited information obtained during field interviews proved useful as Sgt. Condzella’s report states following the visit to CMC officers were able to more accurately locate the scene of the shooting in a wooded area adjacent to Floral Avenue where they found three expended projectile casings.

Police say that the scene has been photographed, processed and evidence was collected by the Patrol Division.

The victim involved in the shooting has also been released from CMC.

Police are asking that if anyone has information regarding this matter or witnessed any part of the incident to contact the IPD by any of the following means and that those who wish to remain anonymous may do so. Any questions can be directed to the Office of the Chief of Police or the Criminal Investigations Division during normal business hours.

Police Dispatch: (607)272-3245
Police Administration: (607)272-9973
Police Tipline: (607)330-0000
Email: policeinfo@cityofithaca.org
Anonymous Tip Submission: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips

Anna Lamb

Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at alamb@ithacavoice.com