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No suspect in shooting that injured 5, including 8-year-old girl

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Syracuse Police are investigating a shooting incident Thursday night where five people — aging from 8 to 35 — were injured from gunshot wounds.

According to police, officers responded to the 1300 block of Midland Avenue in regards to a shooting call around 9:02 p.m.



There were several calls to the 911 center reporting that more than one person was possibly injured, police said.

When officers arrived, they saw a large crowd of people and located several injured people suffering from apparent gunshot wound.

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

The injured persons were transported to Upstate University Hospital by AMR Ambulance for treatment.


Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler said all of the victims were between the ages of 8 and 35 and are all listed in stable condition.

"This is a very tragic event," Fowler said. "And I told you we had five victims, one of those is an 8-year-old female as we have established. This is something that cannot occur in our community. I can tell you right now there are folks out there who have information about what happened here tonight and there are a lot of people that are standing around me that are completely outraged and heartbroken tonight and this type of investigation deserves closure."

Fowler added that there is no suspect information at this time.

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh was also at the scene.

“Make no mistake. This senseless violence impacts the entire community," Walsh said. "And it's just that. It's senseless. And I'm angry. The chief is angry. The people around us are angry. And I'm going to make sure the chief has every resource at our disposal to find those who are responsible for this crime."


Syracuse Police are investigating another shooting in the area, but it is unclear at this time if this was related to the incident on Midland Avenue.

Police responded to the 300 block of Furman Street in regards to a shooting call around 9:53 p.m. When officers arrived, they located a 14-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound to her lower back / buttocks area.


That victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital for treatment. The victim’s injury does not appear to be life-threatening.

This is a developing story. More details will be released once they become available.

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