Two people arrested in Greece shooting; victim recovering

Neighbors react to shooting in Greece

Neighbors react to shooting in Greece

GREECE, N.Y. — Two people have been arrested after a 24-year-old man was shot in Greece early Friday morning.

It happened around Denise and Delmar roads.

Greece Police found the man, a city resident, wounded in his upper body just before 2 a.m. Police say he was shot several times. The victim underwent surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Marc Lattimer, 19, of Greece, and Kyle Ashford, 19, of Rochester, have been charged with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree robbery. Greece Police say more charges are likely, pending grand jury action. Both remain in custody and will be arraigned in Greece Town Court. Police said detectives had executed several search warrants to collect evidence.

News10NBC’s crew at the scene saw a car with what appeared to be bullet holes in the windshield. The car had run into a street sign and was eventually towed away. Greece Police are asking anyone with information to call 911.

The victim is expected to recover.

One woman said she woke up to the sound of three gunshots. A car was seen on the scene with gunshots in the windshield. There are two distinct bullet holes in the window, and a third piece of damage. You can also see the sedan appears to have backed up into and knocked down a street sign.

Neighbors say they feel like they’re seeing more crime in their neighborhood and want something to change.

“I was talking to my husband around it that I’m ready to like — i thought Greece was it, but it doesn’t seem like it’s any safer here than it is the city,” said Tanya Figueroia, who heard the gunshots. “But its like, the prices are high in Henrietta, Webster, you know, and on a low income, barely making it in Greece — its just hard.”

“it seems to be a citywide problem — there’s crime all over. I don’t know what can be done. It’s a scary thing when you’ve got kids and animals; we’re getting older – where are we going to move to?” you know” said Sandy Burnham, who spoke to News10NBC with her husband Gary.

Both said they feel as though there’s a pattern of new crime, closer and closer to home. Figueroia says her ongoing safety concerns have to do with wayward young people. The Burnhams say they want more traffic control on this road.

Police investigation in Greece in the daytime (Photo: WHEC)

Police investigation in Greece in the early morning (Photo: WHEC)