SYRACUSE, NY. (THECOUNT) — Syracuse, NY, has seen its third violent death in the last eight days following the death of a 12-year-old boy Wednesday night in Syracuse.

A double-shooting was reported around near Park Street and East Division Street, around 9:35 p.m., said a Syracuse Police Department spokesman.


Witnesses said the boy had run to a convenience store in the 1000 block of Park Street after he was shot. After the bleeding child collapsed in the doorway of the store, witnesses said a woman put him in her car and drove him to St. Joseph’s. source

The 12-year-old boy arrived at the hospital and died soon after. He had been shot near his stomach, officials said.

Officers later determined the double-shooting happened in the 100 block of John Street. A 33-year-old woman was struck on the arm by a bullet during the shooting, police said. She was treated at a hospital for a non life-threatening injury.

The boy was rushed from St. Joseph’s to Upstate University Hospital. He died around 3 a.m. Thursday, authorities said.

The child’s name will be released after his family is notified.

The boy’s death marks the 17th homicide in Syracuse so far this year.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly shooting should contact police at 911.