ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A Rochester man was killed in a shooting on Wellington Avenue Friday.

According to investigators, Shaquan Parker, 22, was walking north on Wellington Avenue around 10:00 a.m. when he was shot. Police say Parker ran into a nearby backyard, where he was found by officers.

Parker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said this was a targeted shooting. They said Parker had no criminal records and was not known to be involved in any disputes.

Police are working to determine a motive behind the shooting.

“It’s tough because it’s 10 o’clock in the morning, kids are out playing, people are rehabbing a house right nearby,” Rochester police Luitenant Greg Bello said. “There’s a lot of people out on the street here, so even if it was targeted, which I can’t even begin to say that but the fact that bullets are flying, anytime a day but especially at 10 o’clock in the morning on a sunny day is a little ridiculous.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 911. Any businesses with surveillance footage in the area are asked to call the RPD Major Crimes Unit at 585-428-7157.


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