5 shot, including 8-year-old, at Syracuse, NY, memorial service
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5 shot, including 8-year-old, at Syracuse, NY, memorial service

Police said hunting for three suspects, confirm that none of the wounded are in critical condition

Scene of shooting in Syracuse, New York, on September 21, 2018. (Screen capture: Citrus TV)
Scene of shooting in Syracuse, New York, on September 21, 2018. (Screen capture: Citrus TV)

Five people, including an eight-year-old girl, were shot in Syracuse, New York, Thursday night, while taking part in a memorial for a man who died recently.

Police said that none of the victims were critically wounded, according to reports.

Cops were still hunting for the gunmen. They said the victims ranged in age from eight to 35.

About 50 people had gathered for a memorial to Richard Harris who had recently died from pancreatic cancer, when the shooting began.

There were three alleged perpetrated wearing hooded sweatshirts, Citrus TV reported, adding that police had not ruled out the possibility that the shooting was gang related.

A woman counted off the wounded to a reporter: “My daughter, my nephew, my friend, my niece and my other niece,” she said, Syracuse.com reported.

According to reports there were between 10 and 15 shots fired.

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh called the attack “senseless violence.”

Some reports said that a few blocks away a 14-year-old girl was also shot, though it was unclear whether the two incidents were related.

Earlier Thursday in Maryland, three people were fatally shot and three more were wounded but expected to survive, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told a news conference. The victims were not immediately identified.

The shooter was identified as a temporary employee, Snochia Moseley of Baltimore County, who died at a hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the sheriff.

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