UTICA, NY – A 17-year-old male has been charged with attempted murder for a drive-by shooting that took place Sunday at 7:25 pm in the area of Mary Street.
Police were called to the area for the report of gun shots and upon their arrival, they were directed to several spent shell casings near the address in question.
“They also spoke with a party who stated that they aided an individual who was shot, and that the victim had self-transported to the hospital. Soon thereafter information was received that a victim had walked into St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot,” police said. “Through the investigation it was learned that a dark in color sedan had slowly passed the location where numerous individuals were standing outside. As the vehicle passed, the rear seat passenger displayed a handgun out of the window and fired several shots at the group, ultimately striking one individual and striking at least two nearby residences.”
Upon learning that in fact a victim had been struck, investigators with the Major Crimes Unit were called back to work to be assigned the investigation. Quickly, in partnership with the Criminal Investigations Division, they were able to develop a positive vehicle identification and located the vehicle at the registered address.
As the investigation progressed a suspect was developed, and on June 6th, 2022 the suspect was located and interviewed. Subsequent to this, a 17 year old male was charged with Attempted Murder in the second degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree.