Syracuse Police investigating suspicious death of teen

Police responded to a shooting call on Shonnard Street Wednesday.

Syracuse Police are investigating the death of a Syracuse teen that occurred on Wednesday evening.

Syracuse Police said they responded to the 400 block of Shonnard Street in regards to a shooting call. Upon arrival police were informed the victim was being taken to the hospital in a private vehicle according to officials.

Niko Santana, 18, arrived at Upstate University Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound, he later died of his injuries police said.

According to Syracuse City School District, Santana was a student at Henninger until 2016.

Officials said this is being investigated as a suspicious death at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation, anyone with information is asked to contact Syracuse Police at 315-442-5222 with any information.

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