ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — One person is dead and four others were hospitalized after five separate shootings in Rochester Sunday.

Officials say the first two shootings happened within 30 minutes of each other around 12 p.m.

According to police, the first incident occurred on Glide Street near Otis Street around 12:15 p.m. Officers located a 53-year-old city resident who had been shot at least once. He was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital, with the extent of his injuries not known at this time.

That shooting was followed by another shooting on Parsells Avenue roughly 30 minutes later. According to authorities, officers were at a scene of a motor vehicle accident near N. Goodman Avenue, when they were made aware of a victim who had been shot on Parsells Avenue.

Rochester police identified the second victim as a 28-year-old woman who had been shot once in her lower body. She was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Approximately two hours later, police were notified of a third shooting and arrived on Driving Park Avenue around 2:10 p.m. Once at the location, they found a male victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

The victim, a 28-year-old city resident, was pronounced dead around 7 p.m. The victim’s name is being withheld pending family notification. Police officials say it was the city’s 23rd murder so far this year.

While investigating the area, officers at the scene were alerted of another shooting on Dewey Avenue. They say another gunshot victim was shot on the 600 block of Dewey Avenue shortly before 4 p.m.

He was identified as a 54-year-old city resident and was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for what are considered to be non-life-threatening conditions.

Investigators with the Rochester Police Department responded to a total of five shootings Sunday. Each of the incidents resulted in at least one gunshot victim being hospitalized.

Officials say the shootings do not appear to be related. No suspects are in custody at this time.

Anyone with further information about any of the aforementioned incidents is asked to call 911.


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