Update (March 21, 1:02 p.m.): Acting Police Chief John Joly said that the victim of the shooting is in “critical but stable condition.”

Original story:

ITHACA, N.Y.—Ithaca Police are asking for the public’s help after one person was shot in the area of the West State and Plain Street intersection over the weekend.

According to police, the incident occurred around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, and police subsequently responded. Upon arriving at the scene, police and medical responders found “a subject who had been shot multiple times.”

The victim was taken to a regional trauma center, though no further details were provided on the victim’s condition—the Ithaca Voice is awaiting clarification from police on the victim’s current status.

Police said they found shell casings from a handgun at the scene, and that witnesses described two suspects, both Black men with tall thin builds and wearing hooded sweatshirts. One of the men wore an all-black sweatshirt, while another wore a black sweatshirt with red sleeves, according to the witnesses, police said.

The police are asking for help with the investigation from anyone else who witnessed the incident or has more information, via the following means:

Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
Police Administration: 607-272-9973
Police Tipline: 607-330-0000
Anonymous Email Tip Address: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.com