Police: 12-year-old Syracuse boy dies after being shot

Police say a 12-year-old boy has died after being shot in upstate New York.

Posted: Oct. 11, 2018 9:46 AM
Updated: Oct. 11, 2018 10:34 AM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a 12-year-old boy has died after being shot in upstate New York.

Authorities say the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in Syracuse. Sgt. Richard Helterline says the boy was struck near his stomach, and a 33-year-old woman was grazed on the arm.

Syracuse.com reports witnesses told police the boy ran into a convenience store after he was shot, and another woman put the boy in her car and drove him to a hospital.

The boy died at Upstate University Hospital around 3 a.m. Thursday. Police identified him as James Springer III. The woman who was grazed was treated at a hospital for her injury.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Police haven't released possible suspect information.

Police and city officials are expected to discuss the case at a 10 a.m. news conference.

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