On Friday, November 29th, 2019 at around 7:07 PM, Officers responded to reported shots fired in the Destiny USA mall, near the food court. There were numerous Officers in the mall at the time of the shooting as part of an enhanced Black Friday safety detail. Within seconds, Officers arrived at the food court area.
There were no victims immediately located; however, reports of shots fired and/or fireworks were relayed to the responding units by mall patrons. As the scene unfolded, multiple reports were provided of a suspect running through the mall.
Officers attempted to locate the suspect inside of the mall with negative results. Various police agencies from across the county, and including the State Police, responded to assist. A victim, that being a 20-year-old male, was later located.
The male suffered from multiple gunshots wounds to the leg. The victim was transported to Upstate Hospital where he is expected to survive. The interior mall property was systemically searched and determined that a threat was no longer present. At this time the investigation is early and ongoing, anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department at (315) 442-5222.