A gunman opened fire at a party in Rochester, New York, and killed two people while wounding 14 others. The 14 survivors did not have life-threatening injuries and are expected to make a full recovery.
Acting Police Chief Mark Simmons told the media that roughly 100 people were at the gathering when the shooting broke out soon after midnight.
Simmons said, “This is truly a tragedy of epic proportions, I mean 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.”
The city of Rochester has been rocked by protests and unrest following the death of Daniel Prude in police custody.
Rochester City Council Vice President Willie Lightfoot said, “Our community has been hurting enough already. This is just another thing on top of all the things that we’ve been going through.”
The unrest caused by COVID-19 lockdowns and race-based conflicts continues.
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