- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Police say an 18-year-old woman is hospitalized in critical condition after she was shot in the back outside a Syracuse nightclub.

Officials say officers responded around 1:40 a.m. Thursday to a report of a woman being treated for a gunshot wound at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The officers learned that the woman had been shot in the lower back and was brought to the hospital in a private vehicle.

Police say a disturbance had occurred around 1:30 a.m. outside Chayses Lounge and the woman was hit by gunfire while standing in the middle of a large crowd.

Officials say the teen underwent surgery and is expected to survive.

The investigation is continuing. No arrests have been reported.

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