Man shot following fight in Utica


A Utica man was hospitalized with a gunshot to the back following a fight on Mohawk Street in Utica very early Saturday morning, according to law enforcement officials.

Police said a large crowd had gathered around a fight in the 800 block at about 1:30 a.m. When the fight ended and the crowd began to disperse, witnesses told police that someone started firing a gun.

Police said one man was struck in the upper back and 9-1-1 was called. The victim was taken to a local hospital, and authorities said his injuries are not life-threatening.

Anyone with information on the fight or the shooting is asked to call police at 315-223-3510. All calls will be kept confidential.


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