Police: At least 1 shot fired at Carter Street R-Center, no one struck | WHEC.com

Police: At least 1 shot fired at Carter Street R-Center, no one struck

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Updated: July 27, 2021 07:15 PM
Created: July 27, 2021 05:01 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester Police confirm at least one gunshot struck the Carter Street R-Center Tuesday evening, but say no one was hit.

It happened at around 4:15 p.m. Police were called to the recreation center for a report that shots were fired at the building, and it was going into lockdown.

News10NBC sent a crew to the scene. They found a bullet hole in one of the building's windows. Norton Street was blocked off near Carter Street when they arrived but it has since reopened.

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The children were first taken to the building's gymnasium before being cleared out of the recreation center. The lockdown lasted for around a half-hour to 45 minutes.

"Walking out of the room to go to the gym and we just seen the bullet come through and thank God we didn't get hit," said Anastasia Johnson, who was inside the R-Center.

"They're terrified, I had my daughter call me, my son call me and then my little sister, they're calling me they're Facetiming me, 'Where are you?' and I said, 'Listen y'all I'm coming as fast as I can,'" said parent Sabrina Parker.

A neighbor told News10NBC they heard several gunshots.

Police confirm at least one shot was fired at the recreation center, and there were people inside and outside of the building when it happened. The R-Center has reopened.

Police say the investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.


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