SYRACUSE — Officials in Syracuse are asking the public's help in providing information on the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy.
Authorities say the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Sgt. Richard Helterline says the boy was struck near his stomach, and a 33-year-old woman was grazed on the arm.
Syracuse.com reports witnesses told police the boy ran into a convenience store after he was shot, and another woman put the boy in her car and drove him to a hospital.
The boy died at Upstate University Hospital around 3 a.m. Thursday. Police identified him as James Springer III. The woman who was grazed was treated at a hospital for her injury.
An investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Police haven't released possible suspect information.
Police and city officials are asking anyone with information to contact police.