RPD investigating 3rd homicide this week

Crime

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester police are investigating a fatal shooting.

Officers were called to Brookdale Avenue around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning for the reports of a shooting.

Investigators say first responders found the victim and attempted to save his life, but he did not survive.

Police at one point secured a house near the scene as part of their investigation.

There are no suspects in custody.

This is the latest incident of a recent string of violence in Rochester.

Early Sunday morning, 26-year-old Devin Perryman was fatally shot on Clairmount Street.

Monday night, a 43-year-old died from injuries following a shooting on Backus Street.

No arrests have been made in any of the three homicides this week.

In a press conference Tuesday, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary addressed the recent string of violence in the city.

“Many of these are not random shootings,” Warren said. “These are situations where there is an ongoing dispute between a number of different groups and it is targeted so it is our job now to really get involved in those disputes and in the middle of it and try to disrupt it.”

“We did institute a number of plans to include community outreach over in the numbered streets, along the Goodman Street corridor, and a number of streets along Bay Street,” Singletary said. “We have not seen flair ups since we have instituted such and we have taken a number of guns off the street.”

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