Police searching for suspects in fatal Syracuse shooting

AP News
Posted: Oct 15, 2015 12:21 AM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Syracuse are searching a 160-acre cemetery for suspects believed to be involved in a shooting that left a 15-year-old dead and another teen injured.

Authorities say officers responded to Hope Avenue Wednesday night after receiving a call of shots fired. They began following a vehicle and say the suspects fired at them several times.

The suspects then ditched their vehicle and ran into Oakwood Cemetery. A helicopter and K-9 units were then brought in to search.

At a house on Hope Avenue officers found a 15-year-old boy dead on the rear porch and a 17-year-old who'd been shot in the leg. He was treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Nearby Syracuse University was briefly put on lockdown as a precaution. Normal activities have resumed.