The 12 year Old Victim of a North Side Shooting has Died

 Syracuse Police continue Investigation of shooting in Park and E. Division Street Area

Victim identified as James Springer 3rd

Syracuse, N.Y. – On Wednesday October 10th, 2018 at approximately 9:35 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to area of Park Street and E. Division Street in regards to a shooting call.  While Officers were enroute to the scene, they were notified that the victim was being transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in a personal vehicle.

A short time later the victim, a 12 year old child, arrived at St. Joseph’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to his abdomen area.  He was then transferred to Upstate University Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition at this time.  The victim died of his injuries at approximately 3:00 AM.  The victim has been identified as James Springer 3rd.

A 33 year old female also suffered a “graze” wound to her abdomen in this incident, and was transported to the Hospital in a personal vehicle.  Her injury was not threatening.

The investigation revealed that the victims were in the 100 block of John Street when they were shot.

Officers and Detectives are currently investigating this incident. Additional information will be released when it becomes available.  There is no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222 or the Homicide Tip Line at (315) 442-5223.  All calls will remain confidential.  Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app. or through our website at

Editors Note to readers: It’s important to keep our city safe and livable. Today Syracuse African American and urban youth in general, are facing violence in Syracuse that, per capita, means that young persons here are more prone to become victims of violence than in so-called “violence cities” cities like Chicago.

Please read: Failure to Identify Assailants Feeds Violence in Our Community   

There’s an old saying that goes “silence implies consent” we should be justifiably enraged. The time for silence in over.