Rochester, N.Y. - A 15-year-old boy is dead after police say he was shot late Wednesday night.
Rochester police say they were called to the area of North Goodman and Short Streets around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and discovered the victim lying in the street.
Surveillance video taken from a store across the street shows three men running from the scene at around the time of the shooting. Two of the men run into Diringer Place while one of the men run down N. Goodman.
Family members tell us the victim is Max King. They say he was walking his cousin to the bus stop less than a half-mile from his home when he was shot.
King’s mother, Michelle Clinkscales, says doesn’t know why anyone would want to hurt her son.
“Just about everyone knows him and he was no trouble maker,” she says. “He just liked to play football. He was a class clown and always making people laugh.”
The boy's mom says her son attended Jefferson High School.
King is the youngest victim of street violence this year. A memorial is set up by friends of King at the site where he was killed so they can gather and remember him.
“It hurts because I was just chilling with him yesterday,” says King. “It hurts just to see [this memorial] just for him. The good die young man. He was just fifteen. He had a whole life to live.”
No suspects are in custody, but police continue to investigate.
His family is begging anyone with information to come forward.
“Whoever did this, if you are protecting the person you’re enabling them from killing somebody else,” says King’s aunt, Cynthia Robinson. “How would you feel if this was your child or your family? How would you feel?”
The victim's grandmother died earlier this year in a fire on Bay Street in the city.