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Two Shootings Saturday in Rochester

Two Shootings Saturday in Rochester Photo: MGN Online.

October 23, 2017 10:21 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- Rochester Police are investigating two separate shootings that happened within a half mile of each other on Saturday.

According to Rochester Police Captain John Sherwin, the first shooting happened around 9:25 a.m. on October 21 in the parking lot of The Quarters at Rochester, located on the 800 block of 21st Ave. SE.  Witnesses called 911 reporting gunshots.  Captain Sherwin said around 6 shell casings were found on the ground and witnesses told officers several vehicles were involved. 

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The shooting may have stemmed from a disagreement between two groups, said Captain Sherwin.
4 people were detained later that night, but not arrested.  There were surveillance cameras in the area of where the shooting happened.  Officers are still investigating.

The second shooting happened around 4 p.m. on October 21 outside Homestead Village Townhomes, located on the 800 block of Homestead Village Ln SE.  Captain Sherwin said witnesses also called 911 reporting gunshots.  One witness told officers he was pulling into the alley and saw two vehicles speed out of the area.  The witness was able to get the license plate number for one of the vehicles.  Captain Sherwin said officers were able to find that vehicle Sunday in downtown Rochester.  Rochester Police are working to obtain a search warrant. 

No injuries were reported in either incident.  Captain Sherwin said they are not sure if the two shootings are connected.

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