On Thursday, September 20, a tragic shooting took place in Syracuse, New York. Sadly, five people were shot, including an 8-year-old girl.
According to Reuters, the shooting took place at around 9 p.m. in upstate New York. The police department confirmed that they had responded to the shooting but did not say the condition of the five victims.
Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler said, “This is a very tragic event. This is something that cannot occur in our community.”
According to reports, the shooting took place at a family gathering. The purpose of the gathering was to celebrate the life of someone who had passed away from cancer.
According to the Syracuse Post-Stand, witnesses saw two to three shooters and heard around 10 shots total. The five victims who were shot have ages between 8-35.
As of Friday morning, a motive has not been made clear. Additionally, the condition of the victims has not been updated. We will continue to update as more information is made available.
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