Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs / Sun Staff Writer

Police searched the area near Cornell Laundry after four shots were fired, injuring one man on Sunday night.

November 21, 2016

Police Say Shooting ‘Not Random,’ Suspect Fled in White BMW

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Ithaca Police are searching for a black male suspect who they say fled Sunday night’s downtown shooting in a white BMW.

The suspect shot an “associate” in the leg on the 100 block of S. Meadow St. at around 7:30  p.m. on Sunday, police said, after which witnesses saw him fleeing the scene as a passenger in the newer model sedan, which drove east on West State Street.

Moments later, authorities applied a tourniquet to the victim, who had been shot in the lower leg, before transporting him to a regional trauma center, where he was eventually released.

Police say they found “several bullet casings” at the snowy crime scene by the Cornell Laundry building, Officer Jamie Williamson said in a release.

Police requested video from Jade Gardens Chinese Restaurant across the street from the crime scene, where Wendy, an employee of the restaurant told The Sun she heard four shots before police arrived. IPD would not confirm on Monday whether they have received the surveillance tapes from the restaurant’s two cameras.

“Investigators have determined that this incident is not random in nature,” Williamson said.

Anyone with knowledge of the incident should contact the Ithaca Police Department, Williamson said.