UPDATE: Victim Tells RPD He Went to Buy "Something" Before Shooting

June 26, 2019 09:51 AM

UPDATE: (ABC 6 News) -- Rochester Police said the 24-year-old victim from Rochester in Tuesday night's shooting told authorities he went to the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) parking lot that night to meet someone to buy "something."

Rochester Police Lieutenant Frank Ohm said the victim pulled into the parking lot with three passengers in his vehicle; a woman and two children, both under five-years-old. 


According to a police report, the victim got out of his vehicle and approached a silver vehicle to make his purchase. Lieutenant Ohm said the victim realized there were five people in that vehicle, and that something else was going on. Police said that was when the victim attempted to get away and was shot once in the upper left arm and grazed across his chest by a bullet. 

Based on the evidence found at the scene, Lieutenant Ohm said three shots were fired, the third shot hit the victim's car on the driver's side. 

According to police, all shots were fired from the same 9 mm handgun. Lieutenant Ohm said this shooting does not appear to be connected to a shooting in southeast Rochester that happened over the weekend. 

The victim said he did not know the men in the silver vehicle. 

Lieutenant Ohm also said when officers were on scene Tuesday night, they received a report of a stolen silver Nissan Altima, matching the description of the vehicle that fled the KFC parking lot after the shooting. 

Officers recovered the Altima at the Quarry Hill West Pavillion. 

No one is in custody. 

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Just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, Rochester Police said shots were fired outside a Rochester KFC Restaurant.

Several shell casings were found in the parking lot of the restaurant, located at 717 12th St. SE.

Rochester Police said an adult male was shot and taken to Olmsted Medical Center Hospital. The man was later transferred to Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. Police said the man's injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

When asked if this shooting was connected to Saturday's shooting in SE Rochester, Rochester Police said it is not clear, at this time, and that the investigation is on-going.

Stay with ABC 6 News for more information.


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