Three shootings in Rochester Thursday; two people killed

Genesee and Hawley Streets, Rochester (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. – Rochester Police are investigating three separate shootings that killed two people and injured three others in a four-hour span on Thursday.

The first of the shootings happened on Wilkins Street near Hudson Avenue around 4:30 p.m.

Police say two men were shot. One of the two men died at the hospital within hours; police announced around 4 a.m. Friday that the second victim died from their injuries.

Those men were identified as 24-year-old Markwaun Williams and 26-year-old Justin Siler.

In a separate incident, police say a teenager was shot in the lower body just before 8 p.m. in the area of Weeger and Thomas Streets.

Police say the 17-year-old victim is expected to survive.

Just after 8 p.m., police say there was another double-shooting at the intersection of Genesee and Hawley Streets.

Police say 20-year-old Gregory Williams and 22-year-old Jaquan Fields were shot. One of them was transported to a hospital via ambulance, another by private vehicle.

Williams in in guarded condition; Fields was treated and released.

No suspects are in custody for any of the three shootings.

Anyone with information on any of these cases is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 423-9300.

13WHAM will provide updates as they become available.

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