ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester police are investigating after an 18-year-old was shot Wednesday afternoon near Pardee street.

Police say the 18-year-old, who lives out of state, was in the area of Joseph Avenue and Pardee Street when he was hit by a bullet in the lower body. Officials say he took himself to Rochester General Hospital were he was treated for his injuries which were deemed non-life threatening.

Authorities say he is believed not to be the intended target and just a victim of circumstance.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 as police continue to investigate this incident.

Pardee Street was temporarily closed, but has since reopened.

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