Yesterday, at a gathering in New York, five people were shot dead, in which include an eight-year-old girl, reports the city’s Police Chief.
Police replied to a shooting in the New York City after the local time at 9 pm, in a statement stated the department and posted on a Twitter post by a National Public Radio producer.
Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler said that “This is a very tragic event,” during a press conference and “it is something that cannot occur in our community.”
However, Mr. Fowler did not reveal the condition of the five injured people.
Syracuse Firefighters union stated that earlier seven more people were shot on city’s Midland Avenue, as per the Facebook post.
However, the new website “Syracuse.com” reported that the shootout took place at a family get-together in remembrance of a man, who died in cancer.
The website reports that ambulances were found driving away from the spot about 9:15 pm with a police escort.
Syracuse is located about 402 km (250 miles) northwest to New York City.