20-year-old shot at East High parking lot

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — A 20-year-old is in the hospital after being shot in the parking lot of East High on Wednesday night.

The Rochester Police Department responded to reports of gunshots just before midnight on East Main and Atlantic Avenue. Officers said they found evidence of gunfire at the school’s parking lot and a bullet went into an unoccupied car.

The shooting happened on the Atlantic Avenue side of the school campus, near the school’s baseball field and residential houses.

While investigating the shooting, police learned of a 20-year-old man who went to Rochester General Hospital in a private vehicle with a gunshot wound to the upper body. RPD determined that he had been shot at the parking lot.

The man shot is expected to survive. There are no suspects in custody and anyone with information is asked to call 911.

Both the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police have increased their patrols of schools during open hours following the Texas elementary school shooting that killed 19 children. State police will conduct daily check-ins at some schools