Binghamton police converged on a South Side neighborhood after a flurry of gunshots erupted near a school, leaving one person wounded.

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The shooting apparently occurred just south of Conklin Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

Police were called around 2:20 p.m. by a person who reported hearing several shots followed by screams.

The first officers to arrive in the area reportedly found an injured male near Conklin Avenue and Livingston Street.

Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski confers with Detective Lt. Cory Minor near 80 Conklin Avenue. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Police chief Joseph Zikuski told WNBF News he believed the injured person was a teenager. He was not immediately able to provide additional information about the incident.

The youth reportedly was taken to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City for treatment of a wound to a hand.

Authorities informed officials at St. John the Evangelist School of the incident and advised that the building be placed in lockdown.

A police investigator looking for evidence on Livingston Street following a shooting incident. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Crime scene tape was placed near a three-family residence at 5 Livingston Street.

City and New York State Police gathered at a large apartment house just around the corner at 80 Conklin Avenue.

A handcuffed teenager in police custody on Conklin Avenue. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Just before 3 p.m., detectives led a handcuffed teenage boy from the building into a waiting police vehicle. The youth was described as a "person of interest." His name was not released.

A police canine unit was searching yards between Livingston and Mill streets.

Police officers near St. John the Evangelist School in Binghamton on November 6, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

People who live on Livingston Street, Conklin Avenue, Mill Street and Vestal Avenue watched the police activity and expressed surprise when they learned of the shooting in their neighborhood.

A police officer and his partner at work near a home on Mill Street following a shooting incident. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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