Police: 1 dead, 1 hospitalized after drive-by shooting near Jay Street


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Police are investigating a double shooting that killed one person in the area of Jay and Orchard Streets in Rochester.

According to the Rochester Police Department, officers were called to the scene around 9 p.m. on Wednesday for the report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers found two men, a 26-year-old and one in his 30s, suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were taken to the University of Rochester Medical Center.

A short time after his arrival, the 26-year-old died from his injuries. The man in his 30s sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Police identified the deceased Thursday as 26-year-old Shaka Nesmith. The other injured man was treated and released from the hospital.

According to RPD, the investigation revealed Nesmith was inside a vehicle and the man in his 30s was outside of a vehicle when at least two suspects each fired multiple shots from inside a moving car at the two men, striking both.

“It is not believed this drive-by shooting was a random crime,” police said in a statement.

The Major Crimes Unit is conducting the investigation and is asking anybody with any information to call 911, the Major Crimes Unit at 585-428-7157, Crime Stoppers at 585-423-9300, or email MajorCrimes@cityofrochester.gov.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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