2 shot in city, including 11-year-old
Updated: Sunday, October 27 2013, 08:01 PM EDT
Rochester, N.Y. - Rochester police are investigating a shooting that left two city residents injured, including a child.
According to the Rochester Police Department, an 11-year-old boy and a 29-year-old man were shot near the intersection of Chili Avenue and Thurston Road around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
The 11-year-old’s cousin said the boy ran out to the mini mart to pick up some groceries and was shot on his walk home.
Family members say the boy went to the store alone, they do not believe there is a connection between the child and the second victim.
According to an employee at the store, the two victims left the mini mart minutes before the shooting. Both shot in the upper body, the two were hit near Peace Marker Community Park.
“A lot of people hang out here in this little park area and a little boy got shot,” said Natasha Kemp, who lives nearby. “It’s sad that it was a little kid but maybe he was in the wrong place and the wrong time,” Kemp said.
Witnesses said they heard at least five shots and then saw three men run from the scene, up Ringle Street.
As soon as the gunfire started, employees at nearby stores said they locked their doors. According to the family, the wounded 11-year-old walked a couple blocks back to his house to get help.
When police arrived, there were no victims at the scene. According to RPD, both victims were taken to Strong Hospital in separate, private vehicles and are expected to live.
No arrests have been made at this time and the investigation is ongoing. 13WHAM News will continue to update the story as more information is made available.