Police: 8-year-old girl among 5 shot during memorial service

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say five people, including an 8-year-old girl, have been shot during a memorial service in upstate New York.

Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler says the shooting happened about 9 p.m. Thursday. He says ages of the male and female victims range from 8 to 35 years old.

The Post-Standard (https://bit.ly/2NtGqOf ) reports that witnesses say 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 says 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 a man who had 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, http://www.syracuse.com

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