Editor Note: This story has been updated to clarify the injury sustained and the latest information from the Binghamton Police Department.
BINGHAMTON, NY – (WIVT/WBGH) A shooting on Binghamton’s Westside lead schools in that section of the city to go into lockout mode just prior to dismissal this afternoon.
The lockouts went into effect at around 2:30 p.m. following a report of shots fired on Gerard Avenue, which is two blocks from Binghamton High School.
Witnesses tell NewsChannel 34 that a male victim was shot in the abdomen on the corner of Gerard and Murray Street. However, from official sources, a 16-year-old male sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot to his leg. He was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
Detectives from the Binghamton Police Department were going door to door speaking with residents, and gathering information about the incident.
The lockouts ended at 2:50 p.m. and student dismissal began.
Other schools that went into lockout were West Middle, Woodrow Wilson, Horace Mann and Thomas Jefferson.
According to the Binghamton Police Department, there is no description available and no arrests have been made. This is an ongoing investigation, anyone with information is requested to contact the Binghamton Police Department Detective Bureau at (607)772-7080.
NewsChannel 34 will have more information as it becomes available.