ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Two people are dead and another hospitalized following a triple shooting near the area of North Clinton Avenue and Rauber Street early Wednesday morning.
According to police, 19-year-old Richard Collinge was pronounced dead on the scene while 25-year-old Myjel Rand succumbed to injuries at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Officials say the third person shot, a 29-year-old city resident, is expected to survive.
At around 12:40 a.m. on Wednesday, officers say they heard multiple gunshots fired in the area, and arrived on scene at 764 North Clinton Avenue, a vacant building.
They arrived to find a chaotic scene of several people crowding the street.
“Couldn’t even tell you how many people were down here trying to make things difficult for us,” Rochester Police Captain Adam Radens said. “We’re here to help and secure the scene, it’s understandable that family and friends — they’re concerned for loved ones […] but we’re here to secure the scene and give this investigation the best chance possible.”
Investigators say that 40-50 shots were fired at the three victims by multiple suspects.
Rochester police does not have any suspect in custody at this time. Anyone with additional information is asked to call 911.
The teenager who was shot and killed is victim of the city’s 40th homicide so far this year. At this point in 2022, Rochester had seen a total of 42 homicides, according to RPD’s Homicide Data Portal.
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