Suspect Sought in Shooting of Teenager in Binghamton Neighborhood
Binghamton police are working to locate people who may have been involved in a dispute that resulted in a daytime shooting of a teenager.
The incident was reported around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday. Police were advised that a person who had been wounded by a gunshot was located at 22 Gerard Avenue.
When an officer arrived less than a minute later, he found a 16-year-old boy who had sustained an apparently minor wound to a leg.
A distraught woman arrived at the apartment building on Gerard Avenue, repeatedly yelling "No! No! No!" as she was speaking into a cellphone.
The wounded teen apparently told police he had been shot a short distance away. Police then shifted their attention to Murray Street between Gerard Avenue and Clinton Street.
The boy was taken by Superior Ambulance to a hospital for treatment.
A Binghamton police K9 unit was used in the area as part of the initial investigation.
Nearby schools were briefly placed in lockdown mode following the shooting. The lockdown directive was lifted around 2:40 p.m.
People who were believed to have been involved in the shooting incident apparently left the area in a vehicle.
Shortly after 3 p.m., police stopped a car that had been wanted in connection with the shooting. The vehicle was pulled over on Jarvis Street north of Main Street.
The occupants of that car were taken to police headquarters to be interviewed.
In a news release issued Wednesday evening, Binghamton police detective Captain Cory Minor said no arrests had been made in connection with the shooting.
People with information about the incident may contact the police detective division at (607) 772-7080.
VIDEO: Police officers on Gerard Avenue as fire medics and ambulance arrive after shooting on May 17, 2023.
This story was updated with information provided by Binghamton police.