Binghamton Police Investigating Shots Fired on Emma StreetPosted: Updated:
5:26 P.M. UPDATE -
Binghamton Police is searching for a suspect involved in a shooting in area of Belknap Avenue and Emma Street in the City’s First Ward Thursday morning.
Police say around 10:51 a.m. shots were fired at two male pedestrians before fleeing the area on foot. Officers located the two men a short time later and brought them into Binghamton Police Headquarters for questioning.
Police investigation determined that the shooting happened after that the two men had a brief argument with the suspected shooter, who has yet to be located. No arrests have been made. Police say the incident was not a random act of violence and that the shooter targeted and knew the two men.
The suspected shooter is described as a black male in his 20's-30's, driving a black Toyota Sedan. Investigators say a woman was in the car with the suspect at the time of the incident.
Streets nearby and railroad traffic were shutdown while officers investigated.
No injuries were reported.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Binghamton Police Detective Division at 607-772-7080.
Binghamton Police was assisted bu Johnson City Police, New York State Police, and Broome County's Sheriff's Office.
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Binghamton Police have two men in custody following reports of shots fired on Emma Street in the city's First Ward.
Still a heavy presence on the corner of Emma Street and Belknap Ave where it's believed the weapon has been found... the crime scene unit is on the scene and police tape has been brought out pic.twitter.com/Ec3xbIdaGb— Matt Paddock WICZ (@Matt_Paddock42) May 16, 2019
Police took one man into custody at about 11:00 a.m. shortly after arriving at the scene.
Binghamton Police Chief Joe Zikuski told Fox 40 reporter Matt Paddock two shots were fired after an argument broke out at the corner of Emma Street near Belknap Lumber. He said one man fled in a black sedan.
According to scanner reports, police recovered a gun behind Belknap.
Police located the second man on Lake Street at about 11:15 a.m.
During the search for a suspect, officials had shut down the area of Lake Avenue and Glenwood. Police also stopped trains both eastbound and westbound for more than an hour.
Binghamton Chief of Police Joe Zikuski and Captain Matt Ryan are on the scene... the suspect last seen on Lake Street on foot ...police are searching for the suspect at this time pic.twitter.com/osXnJJwklB— Matt Paddock WICZ (@Matt_Paddock42) May 16, 2019
This is a developing story. Watch Fox 40 News at 6 for complete coverage.