Shots fired near John Adams Middle School Tuesday afternoon
Police are investigating reports of shots fired Tuesday afternoon near John Adams Middle School in northwest Rochester. No injuries were reported.
At least 7 witnesses heard shots go off around 3:05 p.m. in the 3500 block of 18th Avenue NW. The school was temporarily put on a soft lockdown. Students had already left for the day but some faculty members were still in the school.
Two vehicles fled the area after the shooting. Officers later located three shell casings. However, some witnesses said they heard up to 10 shots go off.
Evidence from the scene suggests one of the vehicles was struck by a bullet from a semi-automatic handgun, according to the police report.
Witnesses were unable to provide police with good descriptions of the vehicles: one was a small, red or maroon car and the other was a larger, two-tone car. The red car was occupied by two black males, says the report.
It was the second vehicle-on-vehicle shooting to be reported in the area in as many days. On Monday, police responded after shots were heard outside Casey's General Store. The two locations are only about 12 blocks apart.
It's unclear whether the two shootings are connected. Investigations into both incidents remain active.
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