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7 people including children injured in shooting in Syracuse, New York

The Syracuse Firefighters union reported seven victims from the shooting on the city's Midland Avenue, according to a Facebook post.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New York [ Published on: September 21, 2018 10:09 IST ]
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At least seven people, including children were shot in Syracuse, New York on Thursday.

According to Reuters report, police responded to a shooting shortly after 9 p.m. local time and found several people with gunshot wounds. The details regarding the shooting was posted on Twitter by the Syracuse police officials on Twitter by a producer for National Public Radio.

This is very tragic event,” Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler said during a news conference. “This is something that cannot occur in our community.”

However, police did not disclose how many people were shot or the extent of their wounds.

The Syracuse Firefighters union reported seven victims from the shooting on the city's Midland Avenue, according to a Facebook post.

News website Syracuse.com reported that the shooting took place at a family gathering to mark the death of a person who died of cancer earlier on Thursday.

The website said ambulances were seen driving away from the scene with a police escort at about 9:15 pm

The website said that at least 10 shots had been fired in the shooting in downtown Syracuse, about 250 miles (402 km)northwest of New York City.

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