Shooting in Syracuse, NY: 5 injured, including children, 8 and 14
September 21, 2018 | Brainwave Science
According to police, 5 people were shot during a night memorial service in Syracuse, upstate New York. Among the victims were 2 children, an 8-year-old and 14-year-old. Emergency services raced to the crime scene on Midland Avenue shortly after 9.00PM local time where they found 5 people with gunshot wounds.
Witnesses said that around 50 people had gathered outside a house to commemorate the death of a relative who had died several days ago. When shots broke out, the neighbors ran into the house. According to the Post-Standard, neighbors’ accounts of the shooting indicated between 10 and 15 shots were fired. “We have five victims total. The ages range from eight years old to 35 years old, both male and female victims,” Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler told reporters, CNYCentral, a local NBC and CBS TV news affiliate, reported. Fowler, however, declined to disclose the details of the shooting, citing the ongoing investigation into the incident.
Also, the police representative added that there is no suspect information at this time and that all of the victims were in a stable condition.
According to Neighborhood Scout by Location, Inc “With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Syracuse has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes – from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 24. Within New York, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Syracuse.”
Shooting in Syracuse has become a great shock not only for citizens but also for officials. Mayor of Syracuse Ben Walsh claimed ‘I’m angry, the chief is angry, the people around us is angry. We will find those responsible for this crime. This violence has to stop.’ According to the police, they still don’t have suspects in this crime that makes the case more complicated.
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