Family mourns the loss of Rochester man killed on Sidney Street
ROCHESTER, NY (WHAM)-Rochester Police said 26-year-old Willy Curry of Rochester was found on Sidney Street Saturday night with a gunshot wound to his torso. Police said he was taken to Strong Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police determined there was an altercation about a driving dispute on Sidney Street between Curry and 28-year-old Theotis Davis Junior of Rochester.
"They stole my son, they took my son like it was nothing," said Kathleen Maybell, Curry's mother.
Her family coming to terms and mourning his loss. "He has two kids, they stole his kids, their father from them," she said.
Candles and balloons with messages like "I'll miss you" lined the area where police said they found the man in his 20's lying in the middle of the street.
Police said he later died at Strong Hospital.
"Unfortunately we get to recognize these sounds and we are hearing them too frequently," said Paul Whitehouse.
Whitehouse lives near Sidney street and was home Saturday night.
"It was like six or seven shots," he added.
Violence struck again less than a day later blocks away on Greeley Street where police say a man was shot. Police said he is expected to be okay.
"I saw and heard like five or ten shots and I brought my kids inside," said one man who lives nearby.
Rochester police said it's too soon to know if the shootings are connected.
"We would really love to see this kind of thing go away," said Whitehouse.
One woman who wanted to remain anonymous said she heard a group of people running in her backyard. She said one had a gun.
"We were in the kitchen and we heard a lot of running in the backyard it was about 5 guys," she said.
She said a shooting in her neighborhood is especially concerning because of all the kids who play outside.
"For them to just not care where children are it kind of scares me a little bit," she added.
Police haven't announced any arrests or identified the victim involved in the shooting on Greeley Street.