Syracuse Mayor authorizes additional police resources to North Side after Knaul Street shooting deaths

Syracuse Police say they will keep Knaul Street homicide scene secure while investigation is active and ongoing.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has authorized additional police resources for the cityâ??s North Side as part of the ongoing Knaul Street homicide investigations and to prevent any additional acts of violence.

On Tuesday, 22-year-old Karon Cole, of Syracuse was found shot and unresponsive outside of a home on Knaul Street and later died at the hospital.

On Sunday, 24-year-old Laquisha Paul was standing at a makeshift memorial to Cole outside of 107 Knaul Street when she was shot at close range. She underwent emergency surgery and later died at the hospital.

Police say the two shootings do not appear to be random.

The suspect in Sundayâ??s shooting is described as a black male wearing a baseball cap, red shirt covering his face, white tee shirt, and jeans. He was last seen running north through the yards of Knaul Street.

On Tuesday, Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler and Mayor Stephanie Miner asked for for the publicâ??s assistance with information on both homicides that occurred on Knaul Street.

"It's only a matter of time before we find the perpetrators of this horrendous crime but the more people that give us information, the more witnesses we have come forward, the faster that will happen," said Miner.

Several neighbors said they hoped the city would install surveillance cameras near Knaul Street. Miner said it would be considered.

"We put cameras where the numbers drive that and clearly given the kind of violence we have seen here it would be in that category of something we would look at. But again, this doesn't seem to be a random act. This appears to be something that is out and out planned," said Miner.

Tips can be called into the Syracuse Police Criminal Investigations Division at 315-442-5222. All call will be kept strictly confidential.

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