At Least 13 People Shot in Rochester, New York

At Least 13 People Shot in Rochester, New York

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Emergency services in New York State are responding to a mass shooting with multiple fatalities in Rochester, local officials and witnesses say. More than a dozen people are believed to have been shot.

The incident began just before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday when police were called to a shooting near Goodman Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, where hundreds of people were gathering outside, BNO News reported.

Details about the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately known, and there was no word on the status of the shooter or shooters. The shooting happened in a residential area in the northeast of the city.

According to initial reports, at least 13 people are believed to have been shot, including two people who died at the scene. Other details about the number of victims or their conditions were not immediately known.

“Major Crimes is on the scene of a mass shooting on Pennsylvania Avenue. There are fatalities,” police said in a brief statement. It said a press conference would be held at around 3:15 a.m.

Distraught loved ones of people who were killed or injured in the shooting were gathering near the scene and at local hospitals. “Family members around me are crying and consoling each other,” journalist Tyler Brown said.

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