The incident began late Saturday night, when officers responded to a complaint about a vehicle theft in Syracuse.
When they arrived on the scene, they found hundreds of people in the street. People began running toward the officers, saying that someone was shooting, Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner said. The officers did not hear gunshots.
It is difficult to know what type of gathering it was. Officers found the nine victims shot on the scene-one of whom is listed in critical condition and eight others have sustained injuries are not life-threatening. The victims were between the ages of 17 and 53.
Buckner said that the police do not have suspect information and no one is in custody.
Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh has said that he is not aware of any city approvals issued for the collection. “We don’t have the licensing for a gathering of this size. Therefore, we will study how it came to be, ” he added.
Surrounding law enforcement agencies of the state, county and other cities and towns responded to the scene.