Residents of Binghamton Neighborhood Shocked by Morning Shooting
With the killer of 12-year-old Aliza Spencer still at large, people who live a short distance from the girl's Binghamton home say they're worried following another shooting incident.
Residents say gunshots rang out on Riverview Avenue on the city's East Side around 8 a.m. Sunday. Binghamton police have released no information about the case.
Several people told WNBF News they heard multiple shots between Sunset and Rubin avenues. One resident said she believed the shots were fired in front of her home. She said she thought they may have been fired in the air.
People in the area said it appeared no houses or vehicles were struck. There were no reports of injuries related to the incident.
One resident was walking her dog in the neighborhood when the shots were fired.
Marked police units closed one block of Riverview Avenue for a few hours after the shooting. Uniformed officers and detectives interviewed residents and searched for evidence in the area.
One man said he had been told police had recovered at least five shell casings. He described the situation as "very scary."
The shots were fired about six blocks east of where Aliza Spencer was fatally shot in the chest on April 21 near her home on Bigelow Street. She had been walking with her father and brother when she was struck.
A woman who lives near the scene of Sunday's incident on Wednesday expressed concern that police have said nothing about it. She also said she's frustrated that no information is being provided about the investigation into the killing of Aliza.
Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: firstname.lastname@example.org. For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.
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