Neighbor: Night before shooting, things took a turn for the worst

October 10, 2018 07:47 PM

Gary Holmes was saddened to hear about what happened this morning, just two doors away from where he lives on Post Avenue, but not necessarily shocked. 

He says one of the couples who lived in the house, where two people were shot Wednesday morning, had been fighting. Holmes says it was about relationship stuff. He says things seemed to take a turn for the worse last night.


"Last night, we heard an must have been about five people out there," said Holmes. "Then, I heard gun shots. It must have been between 11:30, 12 o'clock." he said.

Neighbors weren't sure who lived in the house, but Holmes says there were problems at the old address.

"They've been arguing, they've been fussing. There has been several issues back and forth with them through the years. When they stayed across the street, police were called there quite often."

Carol, a neighbor who didn't want to be identified, heard a man screaming for help Wednesday morning.

"...So I called 911 and I got to the door and I saw a young man sitting in the doorway over there saying 'I'm bleeding. I've been shot.' I called 911," she said as she began to cry about what she witnessed.

She too has heard the fights. It stands out, she says, on a street like Post Avenue that's generally quiet. 

"There are the arguments and what not, but nothing violent."

At least, not until now. 

"The kids are the ones that are going to suffer from this. Knowing that one of their parents or both of their parents are no longer here," said Holmes. 

The Rochester Police Department did not release the victims' names, pending notification of their relatives. 

Stay with News10NBC on-air and online for updates on this developing story.


Lynette Adams

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