5 shot at memorial in Syracuse, N.Y., expected to survive

Authorities say an eight-year-old girl and four other people wounded by gunfire during a memorial service in upstate New York are expected to survive.

No one in custody, witnesses reported 2 to 3 shooters involved

At least 10 shots were reportedly fired in a shooting in downtown Syracuse, N.Y., about 400 kilometres northwest of New York City. (Google Maps)

Authorities say an eight-year-old girl and four other people wounded by gunfire during a memorial service in upstate New York are expected to survive.

Syracuse police Chief Frank Fowler says all five victims are in stable condition Friday after being shot around 9 p.m. Thursday outside a home. He said ages of the victims range from eight to 35.

The Post-Standard newspaper reported that witnesses say they saw two to three possible shooters and heard at least 10 shots. Police haven't confirmed the number of shooters or revealed a possible motive.

Neighbours told police about 50 people had gathered outside a house to commemorate a man who recently died of cancer.