Utica Police are investigating a shooting that happened at about 8:30 Thursday night on the 900 block of Saratoga Street.

Police say one man was shot in the leg and another man was shot in the back.

Both victims were taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center for treatment.

Officials say due to the excellent care provided by the Utica Fire Department and St. Elizabeth’s personnel, both victims are expected to survive.

Police learned that suspects approached a group of individuals from the yards on the east side of the street and began firing, striking the two victims.

The suspects then fled the same way.

Police are seeking any surveillance footage of the nearby streets or witnesses to the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the UPD's Major Crimes Unit at (315) 223-3556 or you can submit a 100% anonymous tip online through Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers at .mohawkvalleycrimestoppers.com

You can also call 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS).

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the Utica Police Department.  The reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.]

Meanwhile, the City of Utica is looking for nominees from local non-profits to serve a two-year term on the inaugural Civilian Public Safety Advisory Board

The board was formed as part of Utica’s police reform efforts.

Nomination forms can be filled out on the city’s website.

All nominations must be made before June 1.

15 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- May 2022

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 05/01/2022:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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May- 45 New York Lottery Scratch Off Tickets With The Most Number One Jackpots Remaining

Here in New York, the time is now to start searching for some amazing jackpots. There are all sorts of different kinds of Scratch-Off tickets offered by the New York Lottery.

While looking at the latest weekly roundup for grand prizes, we counted 44 different tickets that have their grand prizes still on the market. The report was last updated on March 28th, as we publish this article. 

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