At least 13 people were injured at a large block party in Syracuse, New York, early Sunday, police said.
Officers responded to a call for shots fired just after midnight and found a crowd of “hundreds” of people. People were shot, stabbed or punched by vehicles fleeing the scene, police said.
At least four people were shot, five were stabbed and four were run over by vehicles, according to information provided by police based on victims found at the scene or at the nearby hospital. The city’s gunshot detection system showed dozens of gunshots, according to Syracuse Police Chief Joe Cecile.
Syracuse Police Lt. Matthew Malinowski said the 13 known victims included three men and 10 women, ages 17 to 25. They should all survive.
Police found the victims on the streets or later in hospitals, Malinowski said.
Cecile told Syracuse.com the large crowd was a mix of high school students, recent high school graduates and college students, most of whom had returned home for the summer.
Although the block party was advertised on social media, no permits were issued, Cécile told the news site. He also said the streets were not officially blocked and no police were watching.
Police said those shot dead included a 22-year-old woman who was shot in the abdomen, a 17-year-old girl who suffered injuries to her hip and waist, a 20-year-old woman who was shot in the right hip, and a 20-year-old man who was shot in the forearm.
Victims who were stabbed included a 25-year-old woman with multiple shoulder and waist wounds, a 17-year-old girl with cuts to her leg and arm, a 19-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy who both received cuts to the head, and a 24-year-old woman with cuts to both legs, police said.
Those struck by vehicles suffered cuts and abrasions, police said.
The “complex” investigation is active and ongoing, Malinowski said. He said there were no further updates on the conditions of the injured or the investigation as of Sunday evening.
The mayor’s office did not immediately respond to request for comment.
Contributor: Thao Nguyen, USA TODAY; The Associated Press