Five people Shot, including Eight year old girl at Syracuse, New York

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At least five people were shot, including an eight-year-old girl on Thursday in Syracuse, New York, the city’s police chief said.

As per the reports, police responded to a shooting in the city in upstate New York shortly after 9 p.m. local time, the department said in a statement posted 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, Fowler did not disclose the condition of the five wounded people.

According to the reports, the shooting took place at a family gathering to remember a person who died of cancer.

Sources says, the ambulances were seen driving away from the scene with a police escort at about 9:15 p.m.

More details are awaited.