Police say a man faces two counts of attempted murder after a business and a vehicle were struck when a flurry of gunshots erupted on Court Street in Binghamton.

20-year-old Lavon Smith of Binghamton was found by city detectives on Stuyvesant Street following the shooting.

The incident happened shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday near Court and Alice streets.

Witnesses reported hearing about seven gunshots. One said there was a repeated "boom, boom" that sounded like a cannon being fired.

A car traveling west on Court Street was struck by one shot. The woman driving the vehicle was not hurt. Two shots hit the Mr.Tire Auto Service Center building at 335 Court Street.

Evidence markers were placed near bullet casings found on Griswold Street, just north of Court Street. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Smith is believed to have shot at two people who were walking on the sidewalk on Court Street. They apparently were not injured.

In addition to the attempted murder counts, Smith was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment. He also was arrested on a New York state parole warrant.

A Port Dickinson police officer directed westbound traffic off Court Street as Binghamton detectives investigated a shooting on September 16, 2020. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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