Girl, 4 others shot during memorial service expected to live

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old girl and four other people wounded by gunfire during a memorial service in upstate New York are expected to survive.

Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler says all five victims are in stable condition Friday after being shot around 9 p.m. Thursday outside a home. He says ages of the victims range from 8 to 35.

The Post-Standard ( ) reports that witnesses say they saw two to three possible shooters and heard at least 10 shots. Police haven’t confirmed the number of shooters or revealed a possible motive.

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


This story has been updated to correct the name of the newspaper to The Post-Standard, instead of The Syracuse Post-Stand.


Information from: The Post-Standard,

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