Police: Two People Shot in Downtown Binghamton
No one has been charged in connection with the shooting of two people in downtown Binghamton.
Authorities said city police officers were sent to 127 Susquehanna Street to investigate a report of shots fired around 8:15 p.m. Monday.
Officers spotted a vehicle in the area and tried to stop it. Investigators said the driver would not pull over. The car was pursued from the downtown area to Cypress Street in the First Ward, where it was stopped.
While the shooting investigation was getting underway on Susquehanna Street, authorities were advised that two men showed up at a hospital emergency department with gunshot wounds.
One of the men had a wound to a foot and the other had sustained a wound to his lower leg. Police said both were treated for their injuries at the hospital.
Officers found 9mm and .380 caliber shell casings in the area of 127 Susquehanna Street.
Investigators searched the car that was stopped on Cypress Street. They found some crack cocaine, suboxone strips and drug paraphernalia. They also confiscated $760 in cash.
Police said the two occupants of the vehicle face charges. 27-year-old Juan Genao of Binghamton was charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia. 25-year-old Skylar Pierre Louis of Binghamton was charged with unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a vehicle.
Investigators did not say whether either man was suspected of being involved in the shooting. They also did not indicate whether any guns have been recovered.
People with information about the shooting incident may contact the Binghamton police detective division at (607) 772-7080.
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