Two individuals are reportedly lifeless and at the very least 14 extra injured after a mass capturing at a yard social gathering in Rochester, New York simply after midnight on Friday evening.
In line with the Rochester Police Division, the capturing passed off on Pennsylvania Avenue at round 12:25 a.m. native time on Saturday, September 19. Dozens of rounds have been fired, authorities say.
“[This is] actually a tragedy of epic proportions,” Rochester interim Police Chief Mark Simmons mentioned throughout a press convention early Saturday morning (September 19). “Sixteen victims is unprecedented.”
A feminine between the age of 18 and 22 and a male of the identical age vary have been among the many reported fatalities. The 14 surviving victims have been taken to 2 completely different native hospitals. Not one of the different victims suffered life-threatening accidents, in keeping with Simmons.
A suspect has not but been recognized publicly. The names of any of the victims have additionally not been launched.
Simmons says his division is presently interviewing witnesses to get extra details about the capturing and a doable motive.
Rochester Mayor Beautiful Warren has since issued a press release over the tragic capturing.
“This tragic act of violence has impacted many individuals’s lives and households,” she mentioned in a press release provided to 13WHAM. “I am begging everybody to stay calm and train deep restraint as RPD investigates what occurred right here and seeks these accountable.”
The capturing comes within the wake of Daniel Prude’s loss of life. Days of protest adopted the early September launch of video of his arrest and passing by the hands of Rochester police. The 41-year-old died after law enforcement officials positioned a hood over his head whereas taking him into custody, inflicting him to suffocate on March 23, data launched by activists and his household say. Seven days prior, he had been visiting from Chicago when he ran out of the house of his brother, Joe whereas having a psychological episode.