Police: Woman shot in back while riding in vehicle on South Street

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Utica police are an investigating a weekend shooting in which a woman riding in a passing vehicle was injured on South Street.

At approximately 1:20 a.m. Sunday, police and fire units were dispatched to the area of South Street and Kossuth Avenue for a shots-fired investigation.

Further information was reported there was a vehicle near that location, and that a female passenger was hit by gunfire, police said.


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Four people, including the victim, were in the vehicle. She was taken by firefighters to the St. Elizabeth Campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System for what appeared to be injuries to her back that were not life-threatening, police said.

From what could be ascertained from the occupants and the victim, they were traveling on South Street when they heard gunfire and then realized the victim had been shot, police said.

The investigation is being handled by the Utica Police Major Crimes unit, and they are actively working on who if any of the people in the car were the intended victims and attempting to develop suspect information, police said.

Anyone with information can contact the Utica Police Department Major Crimes Unit at 315-223-3556 or you can submit a 100% anonymous tip online through Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers, , by calling 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS), or by using the P3 Tips mobile app.

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