10-year-old boy recovering after being shot at home in Syracuse

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11/27 UPDATE: Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick said the shooting was a “targeted attack.” The boy was not the intended target and police are working on leads.

Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner said that the boy was home, recovering with his family.

Anytime you have a young child impacted by gun violence, it’s disturbing to our entire community.

Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner

If you have any information about the shooting, contact police at 315-442-5222.


UPDATE: Syracuse Police told NewsChannel 9 that the shooter fired a rifle into the northside home in the 1500 block of Butternut street around 3:30 a.m.

At least 20 bullets were fired into the home. There are no known suspects and detectives said that this is a case that will be solved with the help of the community.


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A 10-year-old boy was brought to the hospital early Thursday morning after being shot near the city’s northside.

According to police, officers responded to the 1500 block of Butternut St. for reports of a shooting with injuries. 

When officers arrived at the scene they discovered a 10-year-old boy who had been shot in the midsection. 

Police say an investigation showed the victim was shot from outside by unknown suspects while the boy was inside a home. 

The boy was transported to Upstate Hospital where he is expected to survive. 

The investigation is active and ongoing; anyone with information is asked to call the Syracuse Police Department at (315) 442-5222. ​


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