RPD: 2 people killed, 2 others injured, 1 of them critically, after Driving Park shooting

Sep 19, 2021

UPDATE- Monday, 9/20/21 : Rochester Police have identified the two people who were killed in the early Sunday morning shooting on Driving Park Avenue. 

They are: 35-year-old Jimmie Jones, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

And 23 year old Sharif Clark, pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the hospital.

A man in his 30s is still in critical conditon in the hospital. And a woman in her 20s was treated at the hospital and released. Their names were not released.

RPD says there are no suspects in custody and they are still looking for anyone with information or cell phone video to call 911, Major Crimes at 585-428-7157, Crime Stoppers at 585-423-9300 or email:



Rochester Police say that four people were shot, two of them fatally, on Driving Park Avenue early Sunday morning.

Captain Frank Umbrino says RPD got a call about shots fired in the area of 300 Driving Park at about 2:20 a.m.

He says when officers got there they found a chaotic scene, with 75 to 100 people trying to leave the area. 

Police found a male in his 30s dead at the scene, a man his 20s who died shortly after being taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, and a third man, in his 20s, who was taken to Strong and is in critical condition.

Also, a woman in her 20s suffered multiple gunshot wounds, she was taken by private vehicle to Rochester Regional Hospital and her injuries are described as non life-threatening.

Umbrino says it appears the crowd of people who were there initially were inside a large building, that had been under construction, for what he described as an “unsanctioned” party.  Umbrino says one or more suspects fired more than 20 shots down an alleyway next to the building.

He says there is no word yet on a motive, and police are asking anyone with information to call 911.

The shooting happened on the one-year anniversary of an  even larger mass shooting, that happened on Pennsylvania Avenue, September 19, 2020. Two people died and 14 others were injured in that shooting.

RPD is still investigating that Pennsylvania Avenue case as well, and no one has yet been charged with the murders of  the two 19-year-olds killed in that shooting, Jaquayla Young and  Jarvis Alexander.