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Ogdensburg man in stable condition after shooting

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The victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Belmont Courts early Friday morning is in stable condition in a Syracuse hospital.

Ogdensburg police, city firefighters and Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad personnel responded to a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 417 Belmont Courts, a public housing complex, at 2:12 a.m. following a 911 call.

Outside the 400 section of Belmont Courts, Ogdensburg police found the victim unresponsive with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound. City police have not identified the person who was shot.

Police said he suffered head injuries as a result of the shooting, but would not say whether he shot himself in the head.

Police also would not say whether the shooting was accidental.

The victim was taken to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center and later transferred to SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, for treatment.

His condition was initially reported as critical, but was upgraded to stable early Friday afternoon.

Police said Friday afternoon that he is expected to survive.

A .357 caliber revolver recovered at the scene is believed to be the weapon used in the shooting.

Information was not immediately available on whether the weapon belonged to the victim, was legally registered or whether any charges would be filed related to the incident. Under state law, discharging a firearm within a city’s limits is a Class A misdemeanor.

Todd J. Tyo, 25, and Susan A. Bogart, 22, are listed in the police report as residents of the apartment, but it was not clear at press time whether either of the listed occupants was involved in the incident.

Police said the investigation into the shooting is ongoing and refused to release further details.

City police are asking anyone with information that may assist in their investigation to contact them at 393-1551.

The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office also aided city police at the scene.

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