Two homicides in separate incidents in Rochester early Sunday morning
Rochester Police are investigating two homicides in the city that happened early Sunday morning.
The first one was reported at about 1:45 a.m. on the southwest side. Police were called to 162 Olean St., and when they got there, they found a man on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and investigators are still trying to learn what led up to that shooting.
The other incident was reported at about 2:39 a.m. RPD responded to 547 State St. for a report of multiple people shot. When they got there, they say there was a large crowd in the area that was breaking up.
Police found a man in his 20s in a parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police found a second victim, a man in his 30s on the sidewalk, with a gunshot wound to the lower body. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Officers say a third victim, a man in his 30s, was found near the corner of Lyell Ave. and State St. suffering from a stab wound. He also was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
RPD officials say that it was determined a non-sanctioned after-hours party was being hosted at a restaurant, Burrito Urbana, and while customers were outside of the restaurant there was an argument and shots were fired. That’s when the two shooting victims were injured.
Police say the stabbing victim was working a hot dog cart at Lyell and state, and after shots were fired several people from the party rushed to that corner, apparently to avoid getting hit by gunfire.
It was then that the stabbing occurred, but police are not yet sure what led up to the stabbing.
RPD said earlier that they do not think the two overnight incidents are connected.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or CrimeStoppers at 585-423-9300 or the Major Crimes unit at 585-428-7157. People with information can also email: MajorCrimes@cityofrochester.gov.