Police look into whether shooting on Mount Hope and crash near Strong Hospital are connected

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Police are trying to determine if there’s a connection between a shooting, a runaway car, and a crash all near Strong Hospital on Friday morning.

The Rochester Police Department began investigating at around 1:45 a.m. when a private car dropped off a 27-year-old man at Strong Hospital with a gunshot wound. The man is expected to survive.

Officers said the injured man wasn’t cooperating with their investigation and gave them false locations as to where the shooting happened. Officers eventually found out the shooting was on Mt. Hope near Lattimore Road.

After the man was taken to the hospital, U of R Public Safety noticed a car parked outside the emergency department. When public safety approached the car, the driver took off and crashed on Elmwood Avenue, a couple of hundred feet from the emergency department.

Multiple people who were inside the car ran out and the driver was detained. Police are still working to see if there’s a connection between the shooting and the people who crashed the car.