September 23, 2010

Woman Shot in Triphammer Mall Parking Lot

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A woman was shot in the arm Wednesday evening in the Triphammer Mall parking lot, according to the New York State Police. The woman was transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Penn. where she received treatment for what officials described as a “non-life threatening” injury. However, no information was available Thursday about the victim’s specific condition or whether she had been released from the hospital. New York State Police, who were dispatched to the scene at 8:51 p.m. Wednesday, found the woman in a car in the parking lot with a male “associate,” according to a statement released by the police. The suspect was described as a “heavy set dark skinned black male with short black hair,” though no additional information was made available about a potential motive, as police are still investigating the incident. The investigation is being led by the New York State Police with assistance from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office and the Cayuga Heights Police Department.The lead investigator could not be reached for comment.

Original Author: Ben Gitlin