A man was shot near the corner of North Fulton and Seymour streets in Auburn Saturday morning. A handgun was recovered at the scene, but no arrests have been made.
State troopers and Auburn police responded to reports of shots fired at 3:20 a.m. Saturday. According to Capt. Mark Schattinger of the Auburn Police Department, a man was shot in the "back end" on North Fulton Street. The 24-year-old, whom police did not identify, was transported to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse for treatment of injuries police described as non life threatening.
State police stopped a vehicle on Nelson Street shortly after the shooting and detained five people, but the APD said in a news release that they questioned the group and made no arrests in connection with the shooting. The APD said that the five people were turned over to state police on charges related to the traffic stop.
The Auburn Police Department requests that any witnesses to the shooting contact detective Chris Cooper at 255-4706 or detective Meagan Kalet at 255-4702.
"We're not certain of the motive," Schattinger said, "but there have been numerous issues in that general area that we've responded to before."
The APD said it was assisted in this investigation by the New York State Police and the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office.