Rochester man shot dead on Campbell Street, city’s 80th homicide of 2021


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A Rochester man was killed in a shooting near School No. 17 on Orchard Street Sunday night. It was the city’s 80th homicide of the year.

According to investigators, Waltequaries Evans, 25, was involved in an argument with an unknown individual near the School No. 17 playground around 6:30 p.m. when he was shot. He was taken to a local hospital in a private vehicle, but succumbed to his injuries a short time after his arrival.

The shooting marks the city’s 80 homicide, making this the deadliest year in Rochester history.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Monday said according to a new study, homicides are up 126% over the past five years, (and compared to last year, a 67% jump).

The investigation is still ongoing. Further details will not be released tonight according to police.

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.

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