Police say Syracuse man shot when trying to buy drugs


yracuse Police are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday just before 8:30 pm in the parking lot of 102 Croly Street on the city's east side.

Police say that the victim, 23-year-old Sean Zoccoillo of Syracuse, was with 23-year-old William Abt, also of Syracuse, when they were trying to buy drugs from a man in the parking lot.

That man was with another man, and one of them had a gun.

The man with the gun tried to rob Abt and Zoccoillo, but they sped away in Abt's vehicle.

The suspect shot at them and at least one shot hit Zoccoillo in the abdomen.

His injuries are not life threatening and is being treated at Upstate University Hospital.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact the Syracuse Police at 315-442-5222.