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One dead, suspect at-large after overnight shooting in Ithaca

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Police are investigating a fatal shooting during the early morning hours in the city of Ithaca.


Around 3:45 a.m. police were called to the area of North Plain and West Seneca streets for a shooting.

Upon arrival, they found one person who was already deceased. The victim was identified as 45-year-old Ernest Lankford.

Police noted that the homicide does not appear to be a random act. However, police are being assisted by several agencies with the investigation.

Anyone with information that could help police are asked to contact IPD. They said no additional information is being released to the public at this time.