Mass Shooting in Rochester, New York: 2 Dead, 14 Injured

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At a backyard party in Rochester, New York shots rang out at about 12:20 in the morning. 2 people have died, a male and a female both aged 18-22. There were 14 other injured victims who were taken to two local hospitals. None of them sustained life threatening injuries.

Police say dozens and dozens of shots were fired. A suspect has not yet been identified and the Rochester Police Department is still investigating and interviewing witnesses to find out what happened.

There were about one hundred people at the party. Acting Police Chief Mark Simmons said “This is truly a tragedy of epic proportions. 16 victims is unheard of, and for our community, who’s right now going through so much, to have to be dealt with this tragedy, needlessly, for people who decide to act in a violent manner is unfortunate and shameful, and we’re going to do everything that we can as a department to bring those people involved to justice.”

Sources: ABC News, USA Today; Photo-Spectrum News

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