Syracuse, New York — Nine people were shot at a party in the city of Syracuse, including a 17-year-old was found Sunday in critical condition.
Has not arrested any suspects. The chief of police Kenton Buckner emphasized in a press conference with mayor Ben Walsh that the investigation is in its initial phase.
Cops of Syracuse arrived on the scene shortly after 9 in the evening to address reports of a stolen car, but were met with people who told of shooting a crowd of “a few hundred”, he told Buckner, and indicated that his agents have not heard the detonations.
In addition to the 17-year-old, who was shot in the head, the age of victims ranges between 18 and 53 years, police said in a press release. It is expected that all will survive.
A woman said to be the host of the party told the newspaper “Post-Standard”, of Syracuse, who for 14 years has celebrated the birthday of his son Ryedell Davis, and there had never been a problem.
“Each year I’ve organized a party to my son, and I had never gone through this,” said Annetta Peterson. “I never had happened something like that.”
Witnesses told the newspaper that several hundred people had gathered to dine and listen to music. The shots were reported shortly before 9 p.m., when the party was scheduled to end.
Walsh emphasized that the city issued no permits for the conduct of the event.
“Not emitiríamos authorizations for a meeting of this kind,” he said.
The place was secured and there is no longer a risk to the public, said Buckner.