2 Dead and 14 Injured During Rochester Mass Shooting
Two died, and 14 injured during the Rochester mass shooting, New York. More than a dozen people ere shot near Public Market.
The shooting started just before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday. The police were called to a shooting near Goodman Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, where hundreds of people were gathering outside.
Details about the shooting circumstances were not immediately known, and there was no word on the status of the shooter or shooters. The shooting has happened in a residential area in the northeast of the city.
According to initial reports, at least 14 people are shot, including two dead at the scene. More information about the number of victims or their conditions were not immediately known.
“Major Crimes is on the scene of a mass shooting on Pennsylvania Avenue. There are fatalities,” Rochester police said in a brief statement. It is said that a press conference would be held at around 3:15 a.m.
Distraught loved ones who were killed or injured in the shooting were gathering near the scene and at local hospitals. “Family members around me are crying and consoling each other,” journalist Tyler Brown said.
Dozen people involved in Rochester mass shooting
A while after 2:30 a.m., families or friends of the people involved in the shooting arrived. Their anguished cries broke the night silence.
Shootings and homicides have risen in many U.S. areas in 2020, including Rochester. The pandemic has provoked a massive slowing of economic activity. Also, the need for social distancing has shut down many popular activities, leaving young adults in more bankrupt, neighborhoods bored, and frustrated.
There had been 454 magnitude shootings across America in 2020 as of Friday. Rochester had several massive shootings in 2015, a year in which the number locally exceeded that of any community statewide.