Two men shot on Genesee Street, yards from where man was slain day before
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A man is fighting for his life, another wounded, after a double shooting Thursday on the city’s southwest side — less than a block from where a homicide took place the day before.
Rochester Police say both men are in their 20s. One is in critical condition at the hospital. Both were shot in the upper body.
Tammy Mitchell lives in the neighborhood and heard the gunfire across the street and took cover inside her home.
“I did hear the gunshots. I had left. and went from the kitchen to the living room. and by that time it was really over with and someone was just laying out in the parking lot,” Mitchell said.
This happened just after 1:30 p.m. near Genesee Street and Frost Avenue — less than 24 hours after Dwayne Hall was shot and killed just a couple blocks away.
Mitchell said that it’s disheartening to see so much violence in her neighborhood.
“It’s pretty sad that it’s come to the point where violence is the only answer for a lot of people in the neighborhood. I mean it used to be a really nice area, but it seems a lot of people have turned to violence,” Mitchell said.
Rochester Police Lieutenant Greg Bello said officers were already in the neighborhood and got to the scene in less than a minute after hearing the shots fired at 1:30 p.m..
“At this point we don’t have anybody in custody, and we are working to identify. We are working to ascertain information about who the suspects are and work towards apprehending them once we are able to identify them,” Bello said.
But in the meantime, neighbors like Mitchell said she hopes to see more police on the streets.
“Maybe if they kind of, like, up the police the department and got more police on patrol more often,” Mitchell said.
Investigators said it’s too early to say if this shooting and the deadly shooting Wednesday on Genesee Street are related.