8-year-old girl among 5 shot during memorial service in Syracuse

21 September, 2018, 20:19 | Author: Sheila Harris
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Multiple people have been shot in the downtown area of United States city of Syracuse, New York.

Five people, a child among them, have been injured in a shooting in the city of Syracuse in the USA state of NY, local reports say.

The Syracuse Post-Stand reports the shooting happened about 9 p.m. on Midland Avenue.

Syracuse Police are on the scene of a shooting incident where at least six people have suffered from gunshot wounds. They said the victims ranged in age from eight to 35. News website Syracuse.com reported that children were among those shot, and that multiple ambulances were seen driving away from the scene with a police escort.

The number of suspects varied, according to witnesses, with some saying two and others saying three.

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Neighbors told police about 50 people had gathered outside a house to commemorate the death of a man who had recently died of cancer.

Syracuse is about 250 miles (402km) northwest of New York City.

It's unclear if the shooting is related to another shooting that occurred one block away almost half an hour afterward, where a 14-year-old girl was shot.

According to reports there were between 10 and 15 shots fired.

This story is developing.

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