Two girls among trio shot Monday. More than 40 kids shot this year, 7 fatally

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  • 2022-12-06 14:13:36Z
  • By Democrat and Chronicle

A 12-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl were among three people shot during an altercation in Rochester Monday evening.

The incident occurred on William Warfield Drive, just north of Upper Falls Boulevard, around 6:20 p.m., said Lt. Jason Vislay of the Rochester Police Department. Both girls were shot at least once in the lower body and a 20-year-old man was shot at least once in the upper body. All three suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening and were taken to Rochester General Hospital by private vehicles for treatment, Vislay said.

Children and teens shot in Rochester NY in 2022

Monday's triple shooting occurred just days after the funeral for the city's latest (and youngest) homicide victim, 12-year-old Juan Lopez. The boy, a seventh grader at Rochester City School District's Benjamin Franklin Educational Campus, was one of two children shot while walking on Atkinson Street on Nov. 21. A 16-year-old boy survived.

Since the start of 2022, 7 children 17 and younger have been fatally shot in Rochester, according to RPD's Open Data Portal.

The year's first homicide was the Jan. 2 shooting death of 14-year-old boy walking to a corner store in his neighborhood to buy noodles. Julius Greer Jr. was fatally shot in the back while running his errand near North and Herald streets in northeast Rochester.

No one has been charged in connection with either boy's death.

Also this year, more than 40 children and teens 17 and younger have been shot, including the two girls injured on Monday night. The city's youngest shooting victims were toddlers - including a three-year-old boy shot in September while inside a parked car on North Clinton Avenue and a 3-year-old who was shot in January during a domestic dispute that led to a triple shooting inside a Glendale Park home.

This article originally appeared on Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: William Warfield Dr. shooting in Rochester NY leaves 3 injured


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