Two killed, 14 injured in shooting in Rochester, New York

19 Sep 2020 / 18:29 H.

    Sept 19 (Reuters) - Two people were killed and 14 others wounded in a shooting in Rochester, New York, police said on Saturday.

    The shooting appeared to start at a backyard party just before 12:30 a.m., with about 100 people running to and from a "very chaotic scene", said Rochester Interim Police Chief Mark Simmons.

    "We have 16 confirmed victims of shooting. And I'm sad to announce that two of those 16 received a fatal wound," Simmons said at a news conference.

    The two people killed were a man and woman in their late teens or early 20s, he said.

    Simmons said it was unclear if the shooting was a targeted or random act of violence. The wounded were being treated in hospital and their injuries were not thought to be life threatening.

    (Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru Editing by Ros Russell)

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