Rochester Police investigate homicide on Plymouth Avenue

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – RPD responded to the area of North Plymouth Avenue and Ambrose Street for the report of shots fired at 3:30 Sunday morning. They found found an unresponsive man in his 30’s lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his torso. He was taken to URMC and was pronounced dead a short time later.

Neighbor Debbie Doneburg said she was awoken by someone pounding on her door. She said it was her friend, who was very frightened.

“She saw someone running and then he collapsed. She heard the gunshots. She said there were four or five at least,” Doneburg said.

According to her friend, she saw a man running down the street before collapsing and heard four to five gunshots.

Doneburg said the violence is just getting worse in her neighborhood.

It’s crazy. It’s not going to stop. I see it getting worse and worse and it’s closer to home. I’ve been here 15 years,” Doneburg said.

Doneburg also said that it’s frustrating that everyone is able to shoot video on their phones of these crimes but no one ever comes forward to police.

“Everybody can film it on their phones, but nobody knows nothing when it comes to saying what they saw. That’s another major problem. It’s like the code of the hood, Doneburg said.

There are currently no suspects in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, the Major Crimes Unit at 585-428-7157, Crime Stoppers at 585-423-9300, or email