Update: According to a statement from the Binghamton Police Department, a preliminary investigation determined that the gun fire was a result of a physical altercation involving multiple people outside of an apartment building at 132 Main Street. The incident then led to multiple gunshots being fired by an unknown suspect. Police believe the individuals are known to one another and the event was not a random act. Individuals fled the immediate area after the attack and no gunshot victim was located, however, one unoccupied parked vehicle was struck by gunfire. According to police, those involved in the incident were uncooperative investigative efforts. The investigation remains active and ongoing. No additional suspect information is available for public release at this time.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WIVT/WBGH) – Police have requested the lockout of two Binghamton City schools after shots fired were reported nearby.
There was a large police presence outside of 134 and 132 Main Street.
At approximately 2:55 p.m. today, Binghamton High School and West Middle School secured their buildings for the safety of students and staff.
Prior to the holding, the Binghamton Police Department received reports of shots fired in the area near Main Street and Ceder Street.
The schools’ lockout lasted roughly thirty-minutes before being lifted.
As the investigation continues, Main Street is closed to the public beginning near Crandell Street and heading west.