‘Like the Vietnam War’: Witness describes mass shooting that left 16 shot, 2 dead in Rochester, New York

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.

A witness told local media that the barrage of gunfire sounded “like the Vietnam War.” The city has been rocked by two weeks of protests sparked by the death of Daniel Prude. Activists claim that the black man was the victim of police brutality. The city suspended seven officers involved in the incident.

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