UPDATE: 29-year-old male shot in the leg near Syracuse elementary school, all children safely dismissed

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) —

UPDATE: A 29-year-old male victim was transported by a private vehicle to Upstate Hospital with gunshot wound to the leg. The victim is expected to survive.

At approximately 1:59 p.m. on Friday, Syracuse police responded to a shots fired call at the 100 block of Smith Lane near Percy Hughes School. Police found evidence of a shooting as well as casings. Newschannel 9 arrived to Jamesville Avenue just after 2 p.m., there were a number of officers on the scene.

A district spokesperson spoke to Newschannel 9, saying the incident had no impact on school operations, but the school went into lockout to secure the building until police gave them the all-clear. Children were then dismissed safely.

Stay with Newschannel 9 for updates on this developing story. 

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

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