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RPD investigates 2 homicides that happened on Sunday in the city.

James Brown
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Rochester Police are investigating two homicides that happened within 12 hours of each other on Sunday in the city.

The first one happened early Sunday morning in the area of Monroe Ave. and Goodman St.

Police got a call at about 3:00 a.m. about multiple shots fired and multiple victims. When they got to the scene, they found a man in his 30s suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was taken to Strong Memorial where he died shortly after arriving at the hospital. on Monday, the victim was identified as 35-year-old DeAnthony Rodgers of Rochester.

A short time later, officers responded to Rochester General Hospital to find out more about another shooting victim. They say this man, also in his 30s, had a gunshot wound to the lower body in what is considered a non-life threatening injury.

RPD says that man was also shot at the Monroe and Goodman intersection.

There’s no word yet what led up to the shooting of the two men. Police say there were several people at the intersection gathered around a food cart when the shooting happened.

The other homicide happened at about noon on Sunday on the southwest side of the city.

Police were called to 581 Jefferson Rd. for a report of someone who had been shot. When they got there, they were told a man in his 30s was taken to the hospital by private vehicle. When officers got to Strong Memorial, they learned that the man was pronounced dead at the hospital. That victim has been identified as 29-year-old Tremaris Seymour of Rochester.

RPD is still investigating was led up to the shooting.

Anyone with information about either of the homicides is asked to call 911, the Major Crimes Unit at 585-428-7157, 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.