Nine people were shot at a large party in Syracuse, authorities said, and one victim, a 17-year-old boy, was in critical condition on Sunday.
No one was immediately taken into custody, and Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner emphasised that the investigation was in its early stages in an appearance at a press conference alongside Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh.
Syracuse officers had arrived at the scene just before 9pm for reports of a stolen car, but responding officers were met with by people who said shots had been fired into the crowd of a “few hundred”, Buckner said. The police chief said his officers didn’t hear the gunshots.
In addition to the 17-year-old, who was shot in the head, the shooting victims ranged in age from 18 to 53, Syracuse police said in a news release. They were expected to survive.