A 19 year old is in the hospital after being shot in the chest in Ithaca Commons.

Police responded to a call for shots fired Friday morning and found the victim. They say an altercation started inside a pizza shop on the commons, but the shooting happened outside on the corner of North Cayuga and West State streets. Officers are still looking for the suspect.

“We’re still looking again to put the pieces of the puzzle together and part of that is to determine the motive for the crime in that one of the things that we’re still looking to establish.  And I think as time goes on as we develop more and more information and speak to more witnesses we will be able to determine the motive,“ said Jamie Williamson, Ithaca Police Department PIO.

The victim's name has not been released. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Anyone with information can call police at 607-330-0000.