UPDATE: 02/29/2016  1:51pm  Utica Police are still conducting their investigation and are asking anyone with information that may be helpful to their investigation to call.

UPDATE: 02/27/2016  8:04am  Utica Police are still processing the crime scene at 1315 Genesee Street in Utica.

UPDATE: 02/26/2016  5:23pm  Utica Police Lt. Steve Hauck is confirming that one man is dead and another is in surgery after there was apparent exchange of gunfire inside the building.

Both victims suffered gunshot wounds.

Hauck says that police have not yet been inside the building to conduct an investigation as they are waiting for a search warrant.  No weapons, therefore, have been recovered.  He says they do believe, however, that the two victims are the only suspects in the case despite the fact that other people were inside when the shooting took place.

Names of those directly involved have not yet been released.

Original Story (posted 02/26/2016 1:54pm):

One person is dead after a shooting this afternoon in the Oneida Square area of Utica.

The shooting happened inside the Any 20 Fashions clothing store.

A second shooting victim was taken to the hospital.  Utica Police reportedly have a person in custody.


We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.

(Story by: Jim Rondenelli, with additional reporting by Kristine Bellino, Bill Keeler, and Nancy L. Ford)

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