Syracuse police say a 17-year-old boy is shot and killed on South Avenue.

The victim has been identified as 17 year old Dylan Cheek of Syracuse.

Officers say Cheek was walking alone and heading north in the 1400 block of South Ave. when a dark-colored car pulled up and someone fired several shots from the car. The vehicle sped away, traveling north on South Ave. Cheek was taken to Upstate University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say while the motive for the shooting is unclear, they believe the victim was targeted.

Police are asking anyone who might have seen or heard anything, or anyone who might have been in the area late Wednesday night to call 315-442-5222.