Violent July 4th weekend: five people shot after multiple overnight shootings in Syracuse

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The holiday weekend was a violent one in Syracuse Sunday night into Monday morning, with a total of three shootings in which five people were shot.

Sunday night, around 11:32 p.m., a 28-year-old female was taken to Upstate Hospital after getting shot in her arm. The victim is expected to survive. 

Then, in the early hours of Monday morning, at 1:14 a.m., three males aged 15, 17 and 20 were injured in a shooting on the 300 block of Craddock Street. The 20-year-old was shot in the head and is in critical condition. The 15 and 17-year-olds were shot in the back and are expected to survive. 

Finally, around 2:27 a.m. Monday morning, officers responded to Upstate Hospital for a 56-year-old male who had been grazed by a bullet. The victim is expected to survive. 

Community leader and activist Mary Nelson said that the community needs to unite as a whole to solve the problem of teen violence.

If you keep seeing the same old problem in your community and these parents not having things to help them, resources what’s going to happen they’re probably going to come to the streets and that’s what we’re seeing right now. We can’t keep putting a bandaid over something and hope that it’s going to stop the pain or stop the bleeding we’re bleeding in our community, we need to stop pointing fingers and start working together.

Mary Nelson, Founder of The Mary Nelson Youth Center

All investigations are ongoing, and if anyone has information is asked to call the Syracuse Police Department at (315) 442-5222.  

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