The scene on the Ithaca Commons early Saturday as police investigate a shooting. Credit: Photo submitted by Robin Trumble

Update (Aug. 18): Police announced that they made an arrest in the July 29 shooting that left two people injured on the Ithaca Commons. At the time, police said an altercation had led to the shooting, which took place around 2 a.m. on a Saturday.

Qaron Maye, 19, was taken into custody late Thursday night by Cortland County Sheriff’s deputies during a traffic stop and transferred to the Ithaca Police Department. Maye was charged with one count of second-degree attempted murder, though Lt. Christopher Cady wrote in a press release that the investigation is ongoing.

Original story (July 29):

ITHACA, N.Y.—A fight on the Ithaca Commons early Saturday morning led to a shooting that injured two people, according to the Ithaca Police Department.

Lt. Barry Banfield wrote that a “physical altercation” led to two people being shot, sending both to the hospital for surgery, though their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The shooting occurred on the west end of the Commons, near the Cayuga and State Street intersection.

Banfield released a description of the suspect in the shooting, saying he is a Black man with a red hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and white shoes. While not included in the press release, reports over the police scanner from the scene state that a 9-millimeter handgun was used and that there may be video footage of the incident from Commons surveillance cameras.

Anyone with information can contact the Ithaca Police Department and can remain anonymous if they wish.

More information was not released but has been requested by The Ithaca Voice. This post will be updated if more information is made available.

Matt Butler is the Editor in Chief of The Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at