UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — Sunday evening Utica Police responded to a vehicle accident on the 1600 block of Genesee street. Just minutes later, another call came in for shots fired less than a mile away on the 100 block of Grant Street.
When crews arrived on Genesee street they found 19-year-old Eugene Aviles of Utica, in the driver’s side of the vehicle with 2 gunshot wounds. He was taken to St. Elizabeth’s hospital in critical condition. Unfortunately he did not survive his injuries. Now police are in search of the suspect involved in the shooting.
“At this point we don’t have any one in custody. We are attempting to develop suspect information. Were certainly asking the public’s help. We are using the neighbors by ring app to obtain any kind of video surveillance in that area. It’s an anonymous system where people can support our investigation by submitting video clips of the time in question. We are looking for any video clips between 4:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. from the areas of Grant Street, Holland Ave and the 1600 block of Genesee Street.” – Sgt Michael Curley, Utica Police Department
Utica Police say the car accident and the shots fired were directly related. They’re are asking any one with information to please come forward. You can call the Utica Police Department Major Crimes Division at (315)-223-3556 or leave an anonymous tip with The Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-866-730-tips.