24-year-old man shot on Dewey Avenue
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Police say a man was shot in the area of Dewey Avenue between Magee and Electric Avenues.
Around 3:45 p.m., police responded to the area and found a 24-year-old male victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound.
The victim was transported to Strong Hospital where he is being treated for what was initially considered a life-threatening injury but now he has been upgraded to stable condition.
UPDATE: Rochester Police say the victim has been upgraded to Stable condition. @news10nbc— Raven Tiara Brown (@WHEC_RBrown) July 19, 2022
Police say that the victim may not have been the intended target.
The area between Magee to Electric Avenue is taped off—and that’s where the active investigation is underway.
News10NBC’s Raven Brown spoke with members of the grassroots organization Advanced Peace—an organization that started just last week to specifically help share preventative measures on gun violence.
They say they were out here doing just that when they heard the shots ring out.
"So when we heard gunshots, we looked around we saw a guy on the ground so we went to help him and a coworker of mine ended up taking off his shirt and putting pressure on the wound to try to save the guy. God bless him I hope everything works out," said Raheem Gayden, Advance Peace.
Anyone with information is asked to please call 911.
This is a developing story. News10NBC will make updates as the investigation continues.