Double shooting on Webster Avenue, 1 teen dead, 1 teen hospitalized
Rochester, New York – According to officials with the Rochester Police Department, following a shooting on Webster Avenue Sunday morning, one teen is dead and another injured.
Officers responded to the park behind the Thomas Ryan R-Center on Webster Avenue for the report of gunshots fired at around 2 a.m. Sunday.
Upon arrival at the scene, they found a 16-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the face. He was transported to the University of Rochester medical center where he remains in stable condition, officials said. Officers then found a 17-year-old with multiple gunshot wounds in the upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to officials, the victims had been hanging out in the park with a group of four to six friends. At some point, a suspect approached and shot at the victims.
At this time, the motive behind the shooting and murder is not known. An investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is encouraged to dial 911 or contact the Major Crimes Unit at 585-428-7157 or MajorCrimes@cityofrochester.gov.