Syracuse Police investigating Sunday morning shooting, stabbing

Syracuse Police are seen at the scene of a reported shooting at Skyline Apartments on James Street in Syracuse. (CNYCentral)

Syracuse Police are investigating a shooting and stabbing that both occurred Sunday morning on James Street in Syracuse, but it is unknown whether they are related.

Authorities responded to 753 James Street around 10:29 a.m. Sunday in regards to a shooting call. When they arrived, officers located a 44-year-old male who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his thigh.

The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital. His injury doesn't appear to be life threatening, police said.

The suspect was described as a black male standing 5-feet 6-inches tall, and was seen wearing blue shorts and a purple hat. The suspect was also with three other black males who all left the scene on bicycles, according to police.

Officers also responded to St. Joseph's Hospital at 10:52 a.m. in regards to a stabbing call. Officers met with a 22-year-old male who had a stab wound in his chest. His injury is also not life-threatening. The victim said the incident occurred at the 700 block of James Street. He was taken to the hospital by private vehicle. In this incident, no suspect information is available.

At this time, police say they don't know if the incidents are related.

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