Ns News Online Desk: YRACUSE, N.Y. — Police said five people, including an 8-year-old girl, were shot during a memorial service in upstate New York. Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler said the shooting happened about 9 p.m. Thursday on Midland Avenue. He said the male and female victims range between 8 and 35 years old.
The Syracuse Post-Stand reported that witnesses said they saw two to three possible shooters and heard at least 10 shots. Police have not confirmed the number of shooters or revealed a possible motive.
Fowler said this “very tragic event” deserves closure and asked anyone with information to assist the investigation. Neighbors told police about 50 people had gathered outside a house to commemorate the death of a man who had recently died of cancer.