ITHACA, N.Y.—The victim in a late-night shooting in Ithaca last week has died, Ithaca Police Acting Chief John Joly confirmed to The Ithaca Voice Monday afternoon.

Police also confirmed the victim’s name, Teheran Forest. He was 43 years old, of Ithaca.

“I can confirm that the victim, Teheran Forest is now deceased,” Joly said. “We are working with the State Police Major Crimes Unit and dedicating all available resources to this homicide investigation.”

Joly did not provide further circumstances of the incident. It is Ithaca’s first death from gun violence since Alan Godfrey was killed in July 2021.

Forest was shot multiple times, according to initial police reports, around 3 a.m. on the morning of March 20 at the intersection of West State Street and Plain Street. Police and medical personnel responded to the scene and found Forest, who was then transported to a hospital for treatment. As of Monday, March 21, Joly said Forest was in “critical but stable condition.”

At the time of the crime, police said there were two suspects and provided the following descriptions: two Black men with tall thin builds and wearing hooded sweatshirts. One of the men wore an all-black sweatshirt, while another wore a black sweatshirt with red sleeves, according to the witnesses interviewed by police at the scene.

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