14-year-old shot on St. Stanislaus Street

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A 14-year-old boy was being treated today at Rochester General Hospital after being shot at least once this afternoon.

Rochester Police say they were in the area of Franklin High School at around 2:41 p.m. when they were flagged down by a concerned citizen who told them someone may have been shot in the area of Hudson Avenue, and a ShotSpotter activation came in alerting them of several rounds fired in that area. They investigated and found that the shots had been fired on St. Stanislaus Street. Shortly thereafter, the teen was dropped off at the hospital by a private vehicle. Police said his injuries are non-life-threatening.

Police said the victim is not a Rochester City School District resident.

A shelter in place order at the Franklin school has been lifted, and traffic has been restored. Police say the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call 911.


Marisol Ramos-Lopez, chief of communications and intergovernmental affairs for the Rochester City School District, released the following statement:

Please be advised that today’s shooting on St. Stanislaus Street did not occur at the Franklin Campus.

After dismissal today, there was a report of shots fired a block away from the campus. Contrary to some posts being shared on social media, this did not occur on the Franklin Campus. All students who were outside waiting for their rides were brought inside the school. 

As the shooting was a block from the campus, students may be worried and benefit from additional support. The District Student Support team will be present tomorrow to support students and staff who need it. As per normal protocol, there will be RPD presence at Franklin during arrival and dismissal tomorrow.

Additionally, during the school day, a shelter-in-place procedure was initiated at school due to several fights between students. This was out of an abundance of caution to allow the hallways to be cleared and have students remain in their classrooms. 

Adults quickly intervened to stop the fighting. District safety and security staff were present, and the Rochester Police Department was called to assist. The students involved were isolated, and their families have been contacted. No one was injured, and the school had a normal dismissal.