Teen injured in late night shooting in Utica

A teen was injured in a late night shooting in the city of Utica on Wednesday, according to the Utica Police Department.

Posted: Jul 5, 2018 3:44 PM
Updated: Jul 5, 2018 3:46 PM

UTICA – A teen was injured in a late night shooting in the city of Utica on Wednesday, according to the Utica Police Department.

Police say at approximately 11:58 p.m. on July 4, officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of West Street for a report of a male who had been struck by gunfire. Police say when they arrived on scene, they found 17-year-old Giovanni Williams, who had been struck by at least one projectile.

Williams was transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center by the Utica Fire Department, where he underwent surgery for his injuries. Police say he is currently in stable condition and he is expected to survive.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and Utica police are asking anyone with information to contact their Major Crimes Unit at 315-360-6976, or their Criminal Investigations Division at 315-223-3510.

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