An early Saturday mass shooting at a backyard party in Rochester, New York has left two people dead and as many as 14 others with severe wounds.
Rochester Police said that a manhunt for the suspected gunman is underway and that detectives have “all hands on deck” concerning the ongoing investigation.
The dead were a man and woman between 18 and 22 years old, sources said. The injured sustained various wounds but not life-threatening ones.
“It sounded like the Vietnam War,” a witness told reporters about the shooting that occurred in the area of the Rochester Public Market shortly before 2 a.m.
At least 100 people were at the incident scene when police arrived and evidence was scattered everywhere, Police Chief Mark Simmons said.
“I urge anyone with information to contact the Rochester Police Department,” Simmons said.
The city of Rochester has been under the heat of continuing protests over the police-involved death of Daniel Prude.
It was not clear if the Saturday shooting has any relation to the civil unrest.