16-year-old charged with felonies after shots fired on Syracuseâ??s southside

Syracuse Police say two officers were patrolling the 1500 block of South Avenue when they heard gunshots near the intersection of South Avenue at West Colvin Street around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say the officers observed five male subjects fleeing the scene as they arrived.

The officers pursued the five men on foot as they ran behind a house in the 1400 block of West Colvin Street and headed towards Rockland Avenue.

Police apprehended one subject on West Colvin Street. Additional officers responded to the area and apprehended the other four men behind a house on the 200 block of Rockland Avenue.

Police say 16-year-old Ramsey Uthman, of Syracuse, was taken into custody on Rockland Avenue. He had a Smith and Wesson handgun in his possession at the time.

Police say they located two loaded shotguns during a check of the Rockland Avenue area where the four subjects were apprehended.

Uthman is charged with reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies. He was lodged in the Justice Center and is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Syracuse City Criminal Court.

The other four subjects were released without being charged.

No injuries were reported from the incident but police say the South Avenue Market location was struck by a projectile as a result of the shots.