UPDATE: Rochester House Party Shooting 'Accidental'

January 16, 2018 10:09 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- According to the Rochester Police Department, a shooting that landed a Rochester woman in the hospital was not intentional. 

Rochester Police Captain John Sherwin said someone at a house party was handling a firearm when it went off accidentally, shooting a 21-year-old in the side. Capt. Sherwin said everyone was friends and there was no conflict at the time of the incident. 


Police are still investigating and say the shooter could potentially face a felony charge of 'reckless discharge of a firearm'. So far, no one has been arrested. 


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A 20-year-old Rochester woman was shot early Saturday morning, according to Rochester Police. Her injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening. 

Officers said they responded to a report from Mayo Clinic Saint Marys Hospital around 3:30 a.m. 

Investigators determined the shooting happened at the 1900 block of 8 1/2 Street Southeast in Rochester. 

When officers visited the scene, they learned there had a been a party at the home, and at some point, a gun was fired inside, striking the woman who was hospitalized, police said. 

Officers said they have recovered the weapon and have identified several people of interest. They are not looking for additional suspects.  The victim's name has not been released.

No one else was hurt. The investigation is ongoing. 

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Elise Romas

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