September 19, 2020 (EIRNS)-A mass shooting took place at a backyard party Saturday night in Rochester, New York, which has been the scene of nightly chaos, ever since September 2, when an earlier death of a Black man in police custody was made public.
Police Capt Frank Umbrino stated Saturday that 3 or 4 individuals fired 40 rounds around 12:30 a.m.
Simmons said police had not been aware of the party and received no complaints about noise before officers responding to class of shots fired found approximately 100 people running from the scene early Saturday.
"This tragic act of violence has impacted many people's lives and families", she said in a statement provided to 13WHAM. Simmons said none of the other victims have suffered life-threatening injuries. "I mean, 16 victims is unheard of", Acting Rochester Police Chief Mark Simmons said.
Warren said she spoke to the party's host, who said she "invited a couple friends over, who invited a couple friends over who invited a couple friends over".
Rochester's coronavirus guidelines "limit social gatherings to household members" and advise against gathering in groups.
A witness told ABC News affiliate in Rochester WHAM that the gunfire sounded "like the Vietnam War". Other senior police officials have announced their retirements or departures from top command positions. The city has recorded double the number of multiple-victim shootings so far this year than it did in the entirety of 2019, according to RPD statistics.
"For our community to have to deal with this tragedy.is unfortunate and shameful", Simmons said. "So we ask the community when you see this please pick up the phone and call 911", Simmons added.
The city's police have been under increasing pressure over the death of Daniel Prude, a black man who was hooded and restrained during an arrest.