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Rochester man, 30, killed in Clinton Avenue triple shooting

James Brown
WXXI News file photo

Rochester Police are investigating a deadly shooting on the city’s northeast side on Wednesday.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. near North Clinton Avenue and Rialto Street.

Police were alerted through ShotSpotter as well as phone calls from nearby residents.

When officers got there, they found two men who had been shot at least once. One man was declared dead at the scene. Police identified him Thursday as Luis Morales, 30, of Rochester.

The other was being treated at Strong Hospital.

During the investigation, police say a third man arrived at Rochester General Hospital with at least one gunshot wound.

Police said Thursday that both men were expected to survive.

There are no suspects in custody yet, and no word yet on a motive.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, RPD says that a man who was stabbed just a few blocks away at about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday near Joseph Avenue and Pardee Street is being treated for potentially life-threatening injuries.

Police said it appears that the man, who is in his 30s, was stabbed during an altercation inside a store in the 800 block of Joseph Avenue. There is no word yet of any suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, or Crime Stoppers at 585-423-9300, or email:

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.