ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Rochester Police department is investigating a fatal shooting at the intersection of Otis and Warner Streets on Rochester’s northwest side.

Authorities say just before 3 p.m. four teenagers got off the school bus and were walking on the sidewalk on Otis Street when an unknown suspect walking on the other sidewalk turned and fired multiple gunshots at the group.

According to RPD, Bryson Simpson,17, was found fatally shot.

“This behavior cannot be normalized. I am calling on our community to join our efforts to give our children alternatives to making bad choices, picking up a gun, joining a gang, or retaliating for perceived slights. My heart aches for the friends and family of this young man and I ask the entire city to join me as we keep them in our thoughts and prayers.” Rochester Mayor Malik Evans said.

“We are devastated by the death of our student Bryson Simpson and are extremely concerned about the violence that is impacting so many of our students. Our Trauma, Illness, and Grief team will be present on Monday to counsel his friends, classmates, and staff.” Superintendent of the Rochester City School District Dr. Lesli Myers-Small said.

The Major Crimes Unit is investigating and is asking anyone with information to call 911.


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