13 Wounded After Violence Erupts At New York Street Party

A fun-filled block party in Syracuse, New York, took a turn for the worse on Sunday, as things went violent leaving at least 13 individuals injured from gunshots, stabbings, and vehicle collisions. The incident unfolded on the 100 block of Davis Street at approximately 12:22 a.m. when officers responded to a report of shots fired. 

 Upon police arrival, officers were confronted with a large gathering of hundreds on the city’s west side. They found that several attendees had fallen victim to bullets and knives. Some people had also been hit by vehicles of those who attempted to flee the tumultuous scene.

Per Syracuse Police spokesman Lt. Matthew Malinowski, the injured victims include three males and 10 females between the ages of 17 to 25.

Among those who got shot were a 20-year-old man with a forearm injury, a 20-year-old woman hit in the hip, a 17-year-old girl struck in the hip and midsection and a 22-year-old woman struck in the abdomen. Thankfully, all are expected to survive their wounds. 

According to authorities, five individuals were stabbed, leaving them with cuts and lacerations. A 17-year-old girl suffered cuts to a leg and arm, while a 17-year-old boy sustained a laceration on his hand. Other stabbing victims included a 19-year-old woman with a head laceration, a 23-year-old woman with a hand cut, and a 25-year-old woman with multiple gashes on her shoulder and midsection.

In addition to the shooting and stabbing victims, two individuals were struck by vehicles, resulting in injuries. One of them, a 24-year-old woman, suffered lacerations to both legs, while a 22-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man suffered abrasions after being hit by a vehicle and falling to the ground.

 Syracuse Police Chief Joe Cecile disclosed that the street party was predominantly attended by high schoolers, recent graduates, and college students who had returned home for the summer. Despite the event being promoted on social media platforms, no official permit had been obtained, and the streets were not blocked off or monitored by law enforcement, Cecile revealed.

According to a neighbor interviewed by Syracuse.com, a fight broke out shortly before midnight, but it was promptly resolved. However, approximately 20 minutes later, another altercation escalated, leading to a flurry of gunshots.

The Syracuse Police Department is actively investigating the incident, which they describe as a “complex” case that is still ongoing.