Shooting at Syracuse, NY, memorial service leave 5 injured, including children, 8 and 14

Multiple people in a memorial service in Syracuse, New York were injured Thursday evening after a suspect opened fire.


Five people, including an 8-year-old and 14-year-old, were shot during a Thursday night memorial service in the north of the state of New York, police said.

Dispatch logs showed police responded to a shooting in a house in Syracuse after 9 hours, the Post-Standard reported.

The number of suspects varied, according to witnesses, some said two and others say three.

Update: 5 people were killed, including an 8-year-old girl, on Midland Avenue in Syracuse

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Neighbors told the police that about 50 people had gathered for a house in commemoration of the death of a man who recently died of cancer. When shots broke out, the neighbors ran in the house to take the inside. Neighbors’ accounts of the shooting indicated that between 10 and 15 shots were fired, the Post-Standard reported.

Witnesses and family members told the police the house where the shooting took place belonged to Rashaad Walker Jr., a 20-month-old who was shot in 2010 in the midst of a rival gang shootout, the Post-Standard reported.

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Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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