Updated: June 17, 2021 11:09 PM
Created: June 17, 2021 07:45 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A man is dead after a shooting on Genesee Street in Rochester Thursday night.
Police say they responded to a report that a person was shot at around 7 p.m. and found a man in his early 20s who had been shot multiple times. He was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Capt. Frank Umbrino says it's the twenty-ninth homicide in Rochester of 2021.
Police say the victim was standing at the corner of Genesee Street and Sawyer Street when multiple people armed with handguns walked up to him and shot him several times.
Investigators spoke to people in the area Thursday night, but said they need witnesses to call them.
"I can tell you there was at least a dozen people right here that saw it," Umbrino said. "Each murder is one phone call away from being solved. We can do what we can do. We need people to call up and cooperate."
This shooting was just down the street from a homicide that happened last weekend.
Umbrino said the Major Crimes Unit will be investigating if the crimes are related.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911, the Major Crimes Unit at 585-428-7157, CrimeStoppers at 585-423-9300, or email MajorCrimes@cityofrochester.gov.
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