ITHACA, N.Y.—Ithaca police are investigating a shooting that took place in the area of Elm Street in the City of Ithaca during the evening of Oct. 5.

Police said they received multiple complaints of gunshots in the area around 8:15 p.m. and responded, looking for witnesses.

“While officers were conducting an investigation on scene it was learned that a victim with a gunshot wound had been brought to a local hospital,” according to police’s press release. “The victim was then subsequently transported to a regional trauma center.”

Police did not say how they connected that victim to the incident near the intersection of Elm Street and Floral Avenue, where police had closed the scene into Wednesday morning. There was no information provided on the condition of the victim or any description of a suspect.

One witness on-scene said they were sleeping when the shooting started, but that they heard several gunshots exchanged from what sounded like two different guns. Police declined comment but were still at the scene as of 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

The investigation is ongoing, and the police are asking anyone who was in the area or who may have surveillance footage of the area to contact IPD’s Investigative Division. Persons can remain anonymous if they wish to do so.

Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
Police Administration: 607-272-9973
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