Lt. Gov. in Rochester for a roundtable discussion on gun violence
ROCHESTER N.Y. — New York State’s second in command, Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin, will be in Rochester today for a roundtable discussion on gun violence. The meeting is for members of the community and neighbors who have been impacted by gun violence.
Benjamin will be at the Boys and Girls Club at 500 Genesee St. to talk with community partners about gun violence and how to prevent it. The meeting will be closed to the press and Benjamin will speak to the media afterward.
His visit comes after a deadly past three days in Rochester, with four people shot to death. One was 17-year-old Bryson Simpson, who was gunned down after getting off the bus with his friends last week. City employee Janet Jordan was shot to death on Monday.
It’s not entirely clear what will come out of today’s meeting. It may be a chance for people to speak about their personal experiences and concerns with gun violence and for the lieutenant governor to hear those concerns. When he speaks to the media after the meeting, we’ll be there.
Live reporting from Emily Putnam, News10NBC.