East Rochester man sentenced to 48 years in prison for 2020 shooting 2 women

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The East Rochester man convicted of shooting two women sitting on a porch in Rochester last summer will now spend close to 50 years in prison, according to prosecutors.

Derrick Peace, 40, was sentenced to 48 years behind bars by a Monroe County judge Friday morning. He was previously found guilty of attempted murder, first and second-degree assault, and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Prosecutors say Peace shot both women multiple times, at close range at home on Lexington Avenue near Curlew Street on Aug. 3, 2020. There were children inside the home at the time of the shooting, which was during the day.

Both victims survived, but had a lengthy recovery and are still suffering from the physical and emotional effects of the shooting.