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Utica Police are looking for a suspect who shot a young girl while riding her bike on Memorial Day.

Posted: May 31, 2021 3:17 PM
Updated: Jun 1, 2021 9:32 AM

UTICA, N.Y. - Utica Police say a 16-year-old girl was shot Monday afternoon on the city's west side while riding her bike.

Police say the girl was riding her back around 2 p.m. on Schuyler Street when she was shot in the midsection.

Utica Police say she was rushed to St. Elizabeth Medical Center with a gunshot wound to her chest and underwent emergency surgery.

Utica Police Sgt. Michael Curley says the girl is sedated and will be until Tuesday where we may learn more about her condition.

Right now, police do not have anyone in custody.

Along with the girl's bike, her backpack was also left behind on the ground.

If you were in that area of Schuyler Street near the intersection of Knox Street around 2 p.m. this afternoon, or have any information, you are asked to call Utica Police Major Crimes Unit immediately at 315-223-3556.

The Utica Police Department remains on scene conducting the investigation.

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