Man who crashed car into pole after being shot, has died of his injuries

Man who crashed car into pole after being shot, has died of his injuries

The man who crashed into a pole after suffering from a gunshot wound, has died of his injuries, according to Syracuse Police.

Police said the victim has been identified as an 18-year-old.

The victim was stopped at a light facing northbound on South Geddes Street, near Seymour Street when he was shot in his vehicle, police said.

His vehicle continued northbound before driving off the road, striking a building and a utility pole at the corner of Gifford Street and South Geddes Street.

Police responded to the 600 block of South Geddes Street around 7:20 p.m. Friday for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, police located a car that had struck a pole in the area.

The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital for treatment, but died of his injuries a short time later, police said.

His name is being withheld until his family is notified.

Police say their investigation is continuing. At this time there is no suspect description available.

This marks the 18th homicide in Syracuse this year. According to Syracuse Police there were a total of 31 homicides last year.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app. or called in to the Homicide Tip Line at (315) 442-5223.

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