At least 8-12 people are said to have sustained gunshot injuries with at least 2 deaths, after a mass shooting broke out in New York’s Rochester area, local witness and police sources confirm.
According to reports, the shooting began at 12: 30 AM on Saturday where a large gathering of people was disrupted. Officers reported receiving many 911 distress calls from the area near Goodman Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.
“Major Crimes is on the scene of a mass shooting on Pennsylvania Ave. @ there are fatalities. There will be a press briefing @ Goodman & Short St. in about 30 minutes,” The NY Major Crimes Unit tweeted.
As of now, a dozen people are suspected to have sustained gunshot wounds, and two have been confirmed dead on spot. Police are yet to confirm the exact number of fatalities or injuries. Whereabout of the shooter (or shooters) is also unknown.
The area has been shut for several hours.