ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester police officials say a man was shot Wednesday morning in the area of Chili Avenue and Thurston Road. It was the city’s fifth shooting in the last 24 hours.
Authorities say the victim, a man in his 20s, was shot at least once in the upper body and has injuries that are described as life-threatening. He was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for emergency treatment.
Wednesday’s shooting occurred near the same area where a 33-year-old resident suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot Saturday evening. Police said Wednesday that Saturday’s victim remains in critical condition.
“This is now 2 shootings here in a matter of days, less than a week, with serious (injuries). Our victims are in very serious condition, our victim from Saturday is still in serious condition, five days later. Our victim from today is in potentially life-threatening condition, these are very serious conditions so any help we can get from the community to help solve these crimes, and hold these offenders accountable, any information we can get from the community we would certainly take and we would love to have,” says Lt. Greg Bello with RPD.
He adds, “So I certainly implore any community members (who) have any information regarding this shooting to certainly call 911, please reach out to us.”
No suspects are currently in custody.
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