Police responded to calls of gunshots and located about 100 individuals working down a road in what Acting Rochester Police Chief Mark Simmons described as a “very chaotic scene.”
“We could see and observe multiple victims of gunshot wounds at that time,” he mentioned.
Police haven’t launched the names of the 2 victims however mentioned they had been each between 18 and 22 years outdated. There are presently no suspects in custody and it is too early to inform what number of shooters there have been, Simmons added.
“This is truly a tragedy of epic proportion, if you ask me,” Simmons mentioned. “Sixteen victims is unheard of.”
The occasion that was happening when the capturing occurred was “some type of backyard party,” Simmons mentioned. Police weren’t conscious of the celebration and had not acquired any requires disturbance. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.