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'Very Tragic': Girl, 8, Among 5 Shot During Memorial for NY Cancer Victim: Police

Police say ages of the male and female victims range between 8 and 35 years old

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    Police say five people, including an 8-year-old girl, were wounded by in a shooting during a memorial service in upstate New York.

    Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler says the shooting happened about 9 p.m. Thursday on Midland Avenue. He says ages of the male and female victims range between 8 and 35 years old.

    The Post-Standard reports that witnesses say they saw two to three possible shooters and heard at least 10 shots. Police have not confirmed the number of shooters or revealed a possible motive.

    Fowler says this "very tragic event" deserves closure and asked anyone with information to assist the investigation.

    Neighbors told police about 50 people had gathered outside the home to commemorate the death of a man who had recently died of cancer.

    Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh called the shooting "senseless" and vowed to offer police "every resource at our disposal to find those who are responsible for this crime," NBC affiliate WSTM reported.