SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A teenage boy was wounded early Friday morning during a drive-by shooting on Syracuses South Side.
A 15-year-old boy was walking with a group on Bellevue Avenue near Palmer Avenue around 12:30 a.m. when a car drove by, said Detective George Hack, a Syracuse Police Department spokesman. A passenger riding in the light-colored car repeatedly fired a handgun at the group — shooting the boy in his lower left leg, he said.
American Medical Response transported the teen to Upstate University Hospital. His injury isnt considered life-threatening, Hack said.
The investigation remains “active and ongoing,” Hack said. No additional suspect information is available.
Police asked anyone with information about the shooting to call (315) 442-5222 or submit tips anonymously through the Syracuse PD app.
As of Friday, 40 young people 19 years old or younger have been shot or stabbed in Syracuse so far in 2018, according to Syracuse Police and Syracuse.com | The Post-Standard archives. The youngest victim was 11 months old.
“/>VIEW PHOTO GALLERY4 photosAASYRACUSE, N.Y. — A 15 year old is in the hospital following an overnight shooting in Syracuse.
According to Syracuse Police, it happened early Friday morning at 12:30 a.m. on Bellevue Avenue, near the intersection of Palmer Avenue.
Police said the teenager was walking in the area with a group of other people when a light colored sedan drove past them and fired several shots. According to police the victim was hit in his lower left leg.