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Police seized a number of weapons that stemmed from an investigation of violent events in the area of Plymouth Avenue and Exchange Street.
These weapons investigations and arrests go back to July when police executed search warrants at two locations in the city of Rochester and one on Chi-Mar Drive in Chili. Police showed off the results of that investigation during an afternoon news conference at the Public Safety Building downtown.
A number of weapons were seized from the locations, including assault weapons, shotguns and handguns.
In all four people were arrested, in what police called an organized group, including former East High basketball star Art Long.
"We have been involved in the PLEX (Plymouth-Exchange) area for an extended period of time to address some of the issues with the violence. As you know, we did have incidents that we continue to investigate and we're hoping that the public can come forward with information to assist us with those investigations," said Chief James Sheppard of the Rochester Police Department.
Police believe an assault weapon was used in the shooting death of Willie Little, 59, on August 18th outside a Plymouth Avenue bar, and also in a shooting in the area of Hobart and Gardiner Streets this past weekend.