A gun battle in Rochester, New York has resulted in two fatalities, according to law enforcement. Sixteen people were shot in the incident.
The Rochester Police Department confirmed that one male and one female were killed in the early hours of Saturday. The shooting happened at a backyard party, law enforcement said. The force’s mobile command unit is currently at the scene, as well as the New York State Police. Videos show numerous emergency vehicles assembled in the taped-off area.
Multiple RPD technician units leaving the scene. pic.twitter.com/3jpNY81C3F
A witness told local media that the barrage of gunfire sounded “like the Vietnam War.”
Interim Police Chief Mark Simmons said during a press conference that around 100 people were at the scene when officers arrived. Despite the likelihood of numerous witnesses, there have not been any arrests at this point. Simmons urged anyone with information to contact the police.