7 people, including children, shot at in NY

At least 5 people, including 8yo girl, shot in Syracuse, New York

At least 5 people, including 8yo girl, shot in Syracuse, New York

Gunfire broke out near Kirk Park in Syracuse at about 9pm local time.

Police responded to the scene, on the 1300 block of Midland Avenue, shortly afterwards.

A number of individuals were hit and wounded.

The casulties were confirmed by a local police chief.

Police did not disclose how many people were shot or the extent of their wounds.

"Officers at the scene requested additional ambulances and officers responded".

Those who suffered injuries were transported to Upstate Hospital for treatment.

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Police responded to a shooting in the city in upstate NY shortly after 9pm local time, the department said in a statement posted on Twitter by a producer for National Public Radio.

There were three alleged perpetrated wearing hooded sweatshirts, Citrus TV reported, adding that police had not ruled out the possibility that the shooting was gang related.

People at the scene of the shooting say that family was gathered for a celebration of life when the gunshots started.

The woman says she was inside the home at the time of the shooting, heard something like firecrackers and then claims she saw people dropping.

"I spoke to a neighbour who says it was her 14-year-old cousin who was shot".

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

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

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