On April 19 at approximately 1:10 p.m. police responded to the 700 block of Spencer Rd. for the report of a person who had located a handgun.
Ithaca police and investigators responded and secured the firearm, which was found loaded with the safety off.
It was earlier reported that a young child found a handgun while outside. The child wasn’t hurt in that incident, but police echoed the importance of parents talking to their children about what to do if they find a gun whlie outside or in the community.
IPD asks that anyone with information about this gun contact them as soon as possible to help with the investigation.Want the latest headlines in your inbox each morning? Click here to sign up for our Morning Edition and Sunday Insight newsletters. They are dedicated to keeping you in the know. You can also download the FingerLakes1.com App for Android (All Android Devices) or iOS (iPhone, iPad)