Update: Suspect sought after shooting in city of Auburn on Thursday

The Auburn Police Department provided an update on the shooting, which prompted a large law enforcement presence in a city neighborhood during the afternoon hours on Thursday.

The call for multiple shots fired came in around 12:48 p.m. in the area of Jefferson and Orchard streets. It appeared at the time, according to police, that multiple people were involved. They all fled in various directions – on foot and in vehicles.

Police learned 30 minutes later that a 21-year-old arrived at Auburn Community Hospital with a gunshot wound. That person, who suffered non-life threatening injuries was involved int he incident. He was transported to University Hospital for further treatment.

Now, police say they are searching for a suspect. Witnesses described the individual as a black male, in his early-20s, with a thin build – standing around 6′ tall. At the time of the incident he was wearing blue shorts with a white shirt.

Law enforcement say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

The area was closed off as police combed the scene.

Anyone with tips should call Detective Sean DeRosa at 315-255-4706 or the Auburn Police Department at 315-253-3231.


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