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Police Believe Binghamton Eastside and Southside Shootings Connected

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

An early morning shooting on Vestal Avenue is connected to the Memorial Day incident at Carlisle Hills Apartments where one man was shot, according to the Binghamton Police Department. 

In a Tuesday afternoon press release, Binghamton Police Captain John Ryan said these are not random acts of violence and that Binghamton Police believe specific people were targeted as a result of an ongoing feud between men living in the area.

Binghamton Police responded to a report of a shooting at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday at 1216 Vestal Avenue on the city's southside less than 12 hours after the Carlisle Hills incident.

Authorities believe the suspects left the scene after firing three shots at the first-floor apartment in the building which houses multiple apartments. No one was injured. 

Police have identified the victim in the Carlisle Hills shooting as 29-year-old Eric Cureton of Binghamton. They say one man fired a handgun into an SUV, striking Cureton, who, according to police, fled to a nearby apartment. Cureton was treated for a single gunshot wound. He remains in serious condition. 

They say the shooter left with a group of men on motorcycles and a dark-colored full sized pick-up truck.

As for the most recent Vestal Avenue investigation, police say suspect and vehicle information are not available.

Binghamton Police are also urging city residents living in apartment buildings to alert police when they see or hear something suspicious. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Binghamton Police Detective Division at 607-772-7080.