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WDKX.com » Blog » Double Shooting On Lyell Avenue
Sep 6th 2013 5:50 am
Double Shooting On Lyell Avenue

Less than an hour after police arrested Marcus Freeman, who was wanted for almost 30 hours, the search began for yet another suspect following a double shooting Thursday afternoon.
Crime scene tape stretched in front of several Lyell Avenue businesses, where police say two men were shot; one fatally.

Police said that the man killed was 36 years old. According to police, a suspect on a bicycle rode by and shot the victim in the torso. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police said another man, identified only as a 22-year-old, was hit by a bullet intended for the other victim.

The suspect fled on a bicycle, according to police.

"It's very frustrating from a policing perspective and I'm sure it's very frustrating for the community to see this type of activity happen on a, as regular basis as its been," said Commander Tim List, Rochester Police Department.

This is the 27th homicide this year in Rochester and the sixth murder in the last two weeks.

Less than hour before responding to the Lyell shooting, police arrested Freeman, 26, in connection with a double shooting that happened Wednesday morning on Pullman Avenue.

"There is no obvious relationship between these things. Geographically, they are in different areas. There really is no rhyme or reason to it," List said.

Police say Freeman knew his victims, Walesy Alvarez and Martin Moore.

"It does seem to go in cycles," said Mayor Tom Richards, D-Rochester.

Richards said certain acts of violence are hard for police to anticipate.

"As long as we have these guns out there, as long as we have people with guns, we run the risk of having relatively minor disputes turn into major, major violence," Richards said.

The suspect in the Lyell Avenue shooting remains at large.