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Police: 9 Shot at “Large Gathering” in New York Parking Lot, Teen Critical

Police in Syracuse, New York, say nine people were shot during a large gathering in a parking lot on Saturday night.

According to Police Chief Kenton Buckner, a 17-year-old was shot in the head and is in critical condition.

Meanwhile, the other eight victims are expected to survive. Five of the individuals are women and four are men.

Syracuse Police released this list of the victims and their injuries:

-17-year-old male, shot in the head

-23-year-old man shot in the groin and leg

-29-year-old man shot in the neck

-20-year-old woman shot in the leg

-18-year-old woman shot in the leg

-19-year-old woman shot in the leg

-37-year-old woman shot in the shoulder

-22-year-old man shot in the leg

-53-year-old woman shot in the back and midsection

Chief Buckner explained that hundreds of people were at the parking lot for a celebration organized by a person in the community.

He added that they are looking into whether there could have been more than one shooter. However, there is no further threat to the public, Buckner said.

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, who was at the scene following the incident, said the city did not approve the party and would not allow a gathering of that size, as a result of current restrictions from the pandemic.

“We’re going to have to look into how it came to be,” Walsh said.

Officers initially responded to reports of a stolen car in the area, just before 9 p.m. Upon arrival, people starting running toward them, saying there was a shooting.

Officers did not hear any gunshots, and no arrests have been made, says Buckner.