Rochester shooting: Two dead after mass shooting in New York


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Police say the capturing occurred at an unlawful home occasion (file photograph)

Two folks have been killed and 14 others wounded after a capturing at a home occasion within the state of New York.

Police within the metropolis of Rochester stated they arrived to seek out round 100 folks operating down the road.

“That is really a tragedy of epic proportions,” appearing police chief Mark Simmons informed reporters on Saturday.

Town’s police have been beneath rising stress over the death of Daniel Prude, a black man who was hooded and restrained throughout an arrest.

He died in March, however the case solely turned public earlier this month. Rochester police chief La’Ron Singletary has since stepped down, saying that his dealing with of the case was being distorted. Seven officers have additionally been suspended.

No suspects have been arrested over Saturday’s capturing and no motive has been recognized.

Mr Simmons stated the 2 victims, a person and a girl who haven’t been named, had been aged between 18 and 22. Not one of the 14 others who had been shot suffered life-threatening accidents.

Events stay prohibited beneath New York state’s coronavirus restrictions, according to Rochester city’s website.

“That is yet one more tragedy the place people are having these unlawful, unsanctioned home events happening in these properties, which primary shouldn’t be secure due to Covid,” stated Mr Simmons.

“And then you definately add in alcohol and violence and it simply turns into a recipe for catastrophe.”

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Rochester has seen common protests over the loss of life of Daniel Prude

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