Utica PD searching for suspects in shooting outside store

A man is hospitalized following an apparent shooting in Utica.

The Utica Police Department said officers were called to Saint Elizabeth Hospital at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2022 to investigate a shooting. Oneida County Dispatch rescuers received a report that a man was taken to the hospital after being shot in the left leg.

Investigators say the victim, whose name has not been released, was leaving a convenience store at the intersection of Mohawk Street and Elizabeth Street when he saw a dark-colored SUV drive past him as gunfire were fired from the vehicle.

Mohawk Street and Elizabeth Street in Utica, New York via Google Maps (April 2022)

Mohawk Street and Elizabeth Street in Utica, New York via Google Maps (April 2022)

One of the shots hit him in the leg. According to the police, the victim went to the hospital.

The UPD says his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The investigation is active and has been assigned to the UPD Major Crimes Unit.

Convenience store at Mohawk Street and Elizabeth Street in Utica, New York via Google Maps (image captured August 2019) via Google Maps (April 2022)

Convenience store at Mohawk Street and Elizabeth Street in Utica, New York via Google Maps (image captured August 2019) via Google Maps (April 2022)

No other injuries were reported. It is not known if this was a targeted attack.

Witnesses to the incident or anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation are asked to call the Utica Police Department at: (315) 223.3556.

Calls, emails and messages can also be left anonymously with Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers by dialing: 1-866-730-8477 (ADVICE)by visiting www.mohawkvalleycrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile App. All information received by Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is 100% confidential.

Residents are reminded not to approach suspects or persons wanted by police. Instead, call 911 or a police department.

[AUTHOR’S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the Utica Police Department.   The reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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