UPDATE: 21-year-old man arrested for shooting three teens in June

UPDATE: The RPD said that on Tuesday, 21-year-old Tyzier Washington was charged with three counts of assault, and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon for the shooting. He was caught on July 13, when he was shot on Genesee Street by Frost Avenue. That shooting is being investigated, and anyone with information is asked to call 911.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Three teens – ages 13, 14, and 17 – were shot during an argument after a crash, then taken to the hospital in a stolen car on Wednesday night.

The shooting and crash happened on Frost Avenue near Epworth Street around 6:50 p.m. All the victims are expected to survive. Rochester Mayor Malik Evans spoke about the shooting at a press conference Thursday, calling on people with information to come forward.

Rochester Police Chief David Smith said the three teens were riding in a grey car, believed to be stolen, which hit a van. That’s when people began firing shots.

The 14-year-old and 17-year-old boys were taken to Strong Memoria Hospital in a stolen red Hyundai. City leaders have raised concerns about Hyundais and Kias being stolen because of how-to videos on social media.

The 13-year-old girl, grazed by a bullet in the upper body, ran from the area and flagged down officers for help. That’s when officers learned about the other two victims.

Smith said officers have recovered the stolen Hyundai and are still looking for the victims’ grey vehicle. City leaders are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call 911 or share information through the Report It App or website. To download the app, text ‘reportit’ to the 63975.

Rochester Mayor Malik Evans calls out the court system for churning out repeat teen offenders who are wreaking havoc on Rochester.

“If the court system particularly family court does not work to create a specific program to help that family and that child, then it’s all for not, and right now that’s what’s happening,” said Evans. “How can we expect our young people to behave differently when they know there are no consequences for some of the actions that we are seeing.”

Police Chief David Smith praised his department for getting over 325 guns off the street this year, but says he needs more help including officers in schools which the City School District does not have.

“I have no way to do outreach to these youth and say hey you know there’s consequences to this. This isn’t cool. This isn’t grand theft auto. You’re not just out having fun in a car, and not effected. This is real world,” said Smith.