Police identify victim in fatal shooting on Dewey Avenue

Updated: May 28, 2020 08:10 AM
Created: May 27, 2020 10:40 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester Police have identified the victim in a fatal shooting on Dewey and Magee avenues.

Police said Dakota Podlaski, a 20-year-old man from Rochester, died after being shot on Wednesday.


Police responded to the shooting around 7:40 p.m. and located Podlaski with at least one gunshot wound to his torso.

He was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

Police said they aren’t sure whether Podlaski was shot from a vehicle or by a person on foot, but they do not believe he was the intended target.

There are no suspects in custody at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to call 911. 

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