SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) – The U.S. Army has identified the victim of a deadly weekend shooting in Syracuse as a 19-year-old soldier from Georgia who was assigned to New York’s Fort Drum.
Police tell the Syracuse Post-Standard that Pvt. 1st Class Malik S. Shipman, of Fairburn, Georgia, was shot Monday night near Onondaga Park in Syracuse and died at a hospital.
Police have not said whether Shipman was targeted or a bystander. Fort Drum says Shipman was a carpentry and masonry specialist with the 642nd Engineer Support Company.
He had been awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.