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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester police officials identified the victim in Wednesday’s fatal shooting on North Clinton Avenue on Thursday.

Authorities say 30-year-old Rochester resident Luis Morales was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other Rochester men who were also shot are expected to survive, authorities said Thursday.

Police say there are no suspects currently in custody and anyone with information is asked to call 911.


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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — One person is dead and another is in critical condition after three people were shot in Rochester Wednesday.

Authorities say officers responded to the area of North Clinton Avenue and Rialto Street around 11:30 a.m. after multiple ShotSpotter activations and calls from citizens regarding shots fired and people possibly shot.

Police say officers arrived on scene and found two adult men with gunshot wounds; one of which was declared dead at the scene and the other was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with injuries that are considered life-threatening.

Officials say a third man arrived at Rochester General Hospital with a gunshot wound and his injuries are considered non-life-threatening.

Police say there are currently no suspects in custody and investigators are working to determine a motive in this triple shooting.

Rochester Mayor Malik Evans is scheduled to host a press conference at 1 p.m. Thursday to discuss the city’s violence prevention initiatives.

According to Rochester police, it’s the third homicide of 2022 after the city saw a record 81 homicides in 2021.

It’s also Rochester’s second triple shooting in less than a week. Last Thursday three people were shot, including a 3-year-old, following a “domestic violence situation” on Glendale Park near Lake Avenue. Richard Burchard-Lopez, 23 of Rochester, was later arrested and charged in connection to the Glendale Park shooting.

Shortly after police announced preliminary details regarding Wednesday’s shooting, police also confirmed a man was stabbed just a few blocks away at a deli on Joseph Avenue.

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