UTICA — Utica police have arrested two juveniles in connection with an Oct. 6 shooting, the Utica Police Department said Tuesday night in a statement.
Police said officers were sent to the St. Elizabeth Campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System at 2 p.m. Oct. 6 regarding a 16-year-old male that had walked into the hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm.
Officers said they were told that the shooting took place on the 1100 block of Brinckerhoff Avenue. The officers said the victim was walking and had at least two other males following him, one of which began to shoot at him hitting the victim in the arm.
Two juvenile males – aged 14 and 15 - were arrested on Oct. 14 after an extensive investigation by the Major Crimes Unit and the Juvenile Aid Unit, police said.
Police said the juveniles would not be named due to their ages. Both were charged with second-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Their charges will proceed through the Oneida County Family Court system, officials said.
The Utica Police Department also thanked the Utica City School District for their assistance in this case. Their aid was instrumental in apprehending the two suspects, police said.