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Detectives investigating shots fired complaint

Onondaga County Sheriff's Detectives are investigating a menacing complaint in connection with a report of shots being fired in Casual Estates in the town of Clay.

At approximately 10:34 a.m. Thursday Sept. 23, deputies were called to 2001 Clacton Court where shots were reported to have been fire. According to the sheriff's department, deputies arriving on the scene were told by witnesses that two unidentified suspects dressed in dark clothing and ski masks were seen standing outside a mobile home when they were confronted by the home owner.

The victim confronted the two suspects who subsequently displayed what appeared to be handguns. A scuffled ensued and one of the suspects sprayed the victim's face with pepper spray and fled from the scene, police said.

Witnesses told deputies that the two masked men ran into a wooded area, just north of the trailer park and moments later reported hearing two gunshots.

Deputies searched the area with assistance from the New York State Police and were advised by additional witnesses that two black males matching the suspects descriptions were seen getting into a white ford Taurus and speeding off traveling north on Route 57.

Detectives were called to the scene to further investigate and report that nothing was taken and no one was injured. The victim who was pepper sprayed was treated at the scene.

The suspects are both said to be black males the first being between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-5 and weighing between 140 and 150 pounds. The second suspect is said to be between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10 and weighing approximately 165 pounds.

Both were wearing dark colored hooded sweatshirts and dark colored ski masks. The vehicle believed to be involved is a white colored Ford Taurus with a maroon colored bumper and blue colored hood.

Early Thursday afternoon suspects with similar descriptions were reported to have been involved in an incident reported in Oswego County where authorities are also conducting an investigation.

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