Overnight shootings in Syracuse send five to the hospital

E. Fayette Street Syracuse

Syracuse Police are investigating two overnight shootings in the city that brought a total of five people to the hospital, the department said Sunday morning.

Officers responded to the 1200 block of E. Fayette Street around 3 a.m. Sunday for a report of shots fired. When they arrived, they found a large crowd outside the Hush Lounge at 1226 E. Fayette Street. Officers were notified that shooting victims began arriving at area hospitals seeking treatment.

A 28-year-old male with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and right hand, and a 23-year-old male with gunshot wounds to his left thigh, had been brought to Upstate University Hospital.

A 35-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his right thigh arrived at Crouse Hospital and a 31-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his right leg arrived at Community Hospital.

None of their injuries appear to be life-threatening, according to police. Witnesses told police there was a large fight inside and outside the Hush Lounge prior to the shots being fired.

Officers also responded to Upstate University Hospital around 3:23 a.m. Sunday in regards to a shooting investigation. Officers met a 40-year-old male there with gunshot wounds to his left thigh and hand. The victim said the incident occurred at the 600 block of Gifford Street around 3 a.m. His injuries are not life-threatening.

Suspect information is not available for either case, police said. It doesn't appear the shootings are connected at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222.

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