UPDATE: Utica teen alive and recovering after being shot

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UPDATE: According to police, the victim is now conscious and expected to survive, although she will have a long road to recovery. Her identity has not been released due to her age. She is alive thanks to the medical care administered by Utica Police Officers Manion and Mowers on the scene as well as life-saving measures taken by Utica Fire personnel. Her emergency surgery was successful.

UTICA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On Monday around 2 p.m., police responded to a reported shooting near the intersection of Schuyler Street and Knox Street in Utica.

They arrived to find a 16-year-old female victim with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to officials..

The teen was transported to a local hospital where she underwent emergency surgery which was successful, officials say.

If you have any information about this incident, contact the Major Crimes Unit at 315-223-3556. 

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