Child, 4, among those hit by gunfire in Utica

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Utica Police responded to three incidents of shots fired in the city during the overnight hours, where two people were struck by gunfire, including a 4-year-old child.

Police said a 27-year-old man was shot in the abdomen at about 10 p.m. Thursday in the 1500 block of Dudley Ave.

Police were notified when the man took himself to St. Luke’s Hospital in New Hartford.

Police said the man was
conscious and told them of the gunfire on Dudley Avenue, where authorities said they later
found several spent 9mm shell casings.

At about 12:20 a.m., police said they were called to the 100 block of Gold St. after gunfire had struck a 4-year-old child in the hand.

Police said the child was taken to the hospital.

The child’s family told police that someone had driven by their residence and fired a shot, then drove by again 10 minutes later and fired more shots.

The child was hit the second time. The child was taken to a Syracuse Hospital for their injuries. Police said they found several spent 9mm shell casings on Gold Street.

While police were investigating the Gold Street shooting, they said they were dispatched to the 800 block of Chestnut St. for another report of shots fired.

Police said no one was injured on Chestnut Street, and several spent shell casings were found.

Investigations are ongoing for all three. Anyone with information on the gunfire is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 315-223-3510.

Anonymous tips can also be called to Crime Stoppers at 1-866-730-8477 or at their website www.MohawkValleyCrimeStoppers.com.

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