UPD investigates shooting incidents

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Utica Police is investigating two separate shooting incidents that occurred on Friday.

At 7:45 p.m., police were alerted to a man who walked into St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center on Genesee Street with a gunshot wound to his lower leg.

It was reported that as he was walking on City Street, near Capital Avenue, the victim heard one gunshot and felt the round strike him.

He was able to call for a ride and was ultimately then brought to the hospital. Police said his injuries were not life-threatening.

The second incident was reported when a man walked into St. Luke’s Hospital in New Hartford at about 10:45 p.m.

For this incident, police said it was reported that the victim was walking on Sunset Avenue, near Waverly Place, when he noticed a dark colored vehicle approaching him with someone firing shots from inside.

Police said the victim stated he was then struck once in the thigh. He was also able to obtain transportation to the hospital. Police said his injuries are also not considered life-threatening.

No calls were received by either the 911 center or Utica Police regarding shots fired in the vicinity of either incident.

If anyone has information regarding either incident, they should contact the Utica Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 315-223-3510 or submit an anonymous tip online through Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers at www.mohawkvalleycrimestoppers.com, by calling 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS), or by using the P3 Tips mobile app. 

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