The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a reported second degree assault that occurred within the 100 block of Oak Avenue in Collegetown early Tuesday morning.
Tompkins County 911 received a call of possible shots fired in the area of Oak Avenue at about 1:30 a.m. The caller reported that a dark-colored sedan had left the area. IPD and Cornell University Police responded, but after a search found nothing at that time.
Bangs Ambulance and IPD responded to Hancock Street for a subject with a gunshot wound to the buttocks at about 2:18 a.m. During a preliminary interview, the victim said the shot occurred at the time of the shots fired call near a vehicle within the 100 block of Oak Avenue.
The investigation is ongoing. At this time the victim is not providing any further details about the incident or the perpetrator.
Anyone with information should contact the IPD at 272-9973.