Syracuse shooting: five people shot

September 21, 2018 - By Carolyn Hewitt

Syracuse shooting five people shot

Five people including an eight-year-old girl were shot in Syracuse on Thursday, according to the New York Police Department. The chief of police has officially confirmed that on Thursday, 5 people were shot in Syracuse.

The official statement was made shortly after the incident and posted on the Twitter account of the New York Police Department. According to the statement, shooting began after 9 p.m. in the upstate part of New York, and police immediately responded to the call.

Chief of Syracuse Police Frank Fowler, during the latest news conference, said that it is a tragic event and it must be stopped and never happen again in the community.

While Fowler briefly described what happened, he did not share information on the health status of 5 people that were wounded.

Earlier in the day, the Union of Syracuse Firefighters reported that 7 people were shot on Midland Avenue. They shared the information on their Facebook page.

The website of the local news in Syracuse confirmed that shooting began during a family gathering that was called to remember one of the members of the family who died from cancer.

Witnesses of this tragedy reported that they had seen ambulances escorted by police driving away at 9:15 p.m. Syracuse is only 250 miles to the northwest of New York City.

Police have refused to share more information with the press until they begin the investigation to understand the motives behind the shooting.

They did not share information on the shooter either.

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