Police say they are investigating a large fight and shooting that happened between 1:38 a.m. and 2:10 a.m. in the city of Ithaca.
A large group of people were engaged in a series of altercations at the west end of the Ithaca Commons, which spilled over into Cayuga and State streets- blocking the roadway for several minutes.
The subjects involved in the incident significantly outnumbered police that responded to the scene, which included IPD, Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies, as well as New York State and Cornell police officers.
After efforts were made by police and concerned citizens to separate conflicting parties- the large group began to disperse and leave the area.
A short time later, a single gunshot was heard near Seneca and Geneva streets approximately one block away from where the fight occurred.
Police say a shot was fired toward a vehicle that was passing by. It’s believed the shooting suspect was also significantly involved in the earlier altercations.
No people were found hurt, nor have any come forward amid the investigation.
Police say it remains under investigation and no further details are available at this point. IPD is accepting tips at 607-272-3245.
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