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16 shot at backyard party in Rochester, New York

16 shot at backyard party in Rochester, New York

Two people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured when at least one person opened fire at a backyard party in Rochester in upstate New York, local officials and witnesses say.
No arrests were immediately made. The incident happened just before 12:30 a.m.

on Saturday when several people called 911 to report shots being fired near Goodman Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, where more than 100 people were gathering outside.

Interim Police Chief Mark Simmons said first responders found a “chaotic scene” with multiple victims. “It appears to be some type of backyard party that the police department, up until the point the 911 calls came in for the shots fired, was not aware of,” he said.

At least 16 people were confirmed to have been shot, including a man and a woman who died of their injuries, Simmons said. Those killed were described as being between the ages of 18 and 22, but their names were not immediately disclosed.

Details about the circumstances of Saturday’s shooting, which happened in a residential area in the northeast of the city, were also not immediately known. No arrests were immediately made and Simmons said it was too early to say if there were multiple shooters.

Distraught loved ones of people who were killed or injured in the shooting gathered near the scene and at two local hospitals. “Family members around me are crying and consoling each other,” journalist Tyler Brown said.
Comments

Yankee 34 days ago
Well, weather we like it or not, Panama is in a way a U.S. colony, so what’s happened in U.S. is relevant to Panama (I personally find it interesting).

However the missing news about the 2 shot and killed in Bella Vista last nigh is more important and relevant indeed, and a sign of poor updating. Good point.
Oh ya 34 days ago
Why do i even bother coming to this site. Sells itself as panama news and its opening story is about people shot in the US? What about the 2 shot and killed in Bella Vista last night? Had to learn that from the other panama news group newsroom panama.

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