According to the police, two people were killed and 14 wounded early Saturday in a shooting at a backyard party in Rochester, New York state.
The interim police chief, Mark Simmons told the reporters while responding to reports of gunfire in the area found a “chaotic scene” with about 100 people running in various directions.
Simmons said “In total, we have 16 confirmed victims of the shooting. And I’m sad to announce that two of the 16 received a fatal wound,”
He explained that those killed — one man, one woman — were both between 18 and 22 years of age, and had not been formally identified and the 14 wounded had been taken to hospital and were not in a life-threatening condition.
“For our community to have to deal with this tragedy … is unfortunate and shameful,” He said.