Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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One victim sent to hospital following shooting
By LEXIE O'CONNOR


UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - One man was sent to the hospital Tuesday night after a shooting in Cornhill. The victim sustained a gun shot would to the leg and is expected to be okay, police say he is being uncooperative with the investigation.

Utica Police responded to the shots fired call around 7 pm. on the 1400 block of Kemble Street at Grove Place. When they arrived they found an adult male with a gunshot wound to his leg and several casings in the entrance way to the building.

The victim was transported to St.Elizabeth medical center with non life threatening injuries but is now offering little help to police.

"It's frustrating because what happens is usually a lot of these unresolved shootings where people keep their mouths quiet, the victim or friends or family of the victim will seek retribution and one shots fired could lead to multiple shots fired later on so the'yre frustrating crimes for us to investigate esp when you don't have people that are willing to cooperate," said Utica Police Chief Mark Williams.

Chief Williams says the victim is currently on parole what does raise a flag that he has had a criminal past. He says his background will now be part of the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Utica Police at (315) 223-3510. All calls may be kept confidential.