2 dead, 14 injured in mass shooting at party in New York's Rochester

19 Sept 2020

2 dead, 14 injured in mass shooting at party in New York's Rochester

At least two people have died and 14 others have been injured in a mass shooting at a backyard party in New York's Rochester, the police said. "This is truly a tragedy of epic proportions," Interim Police Chief Mark Simmons said. He added that officers responded to calls of shots fired and found around 100 people running from the scene.

A male and a female died in the shooting on Saturday, the interim police chief Mark Simmons told reporters. The wounded people were taken to two different hospitals. Simmons said none of them were reported to have life-threatening injuries.

This is truly a tragedy of epic proportions," Simmons said near the crime scene. Officers responded to calls of shots being fired and found about 100 people running from the scene, Simmons said. Before the call, police were not aware of the party, he said. "This is yet another tragedy where individuals are having these illegal, unsanctioned house parties talking place in these properties, which, number one, is not safe because of Covid, because of the conditions. And then you add in alcohol and violence and it just becomes a recipe for disaster," Simmons said