Man killed in shooting on Michigan Street

Posted at: 06/29/2013 12:04 PM
Updated at: 06/29/2013 7:31 PM

Why? It's a question so many people are wondering after a violent week in the city. Now another community is on edge after a man was killed Saturday morning in the city's northwest side.

Rochester Police have not yet identified the victim, but say they discovered him in his car.

Officers say they were called to the scene of that shooting just before 11 a.m. Saturday morning on Michigan Street, just two blocks south of Emerson Street. When units arrived they found a man in his 20's that had been shot in the upper portion of his body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

You may recall this is the same street where a 21 year-old man was shot earlier this week.    

The violence has residents on that road worried for their safety.

News10NBC spent the day in that area talking to neighbors.

What residents say is really scary is that there were several children playing on Michigan Street when this happened. Many residents say they are now afraid to even sit on their front porch.

Some residents say they heard at least two gun shots Saturday morning. When officers arrived, they found a man's body inside of a car.

News10NBC spoke to at least two people who say they witnessed two men jump into a car and speed off, all of this happening pretty much in broad day light and that's what has this community really shaken up.

“It makes me feel sick. I mean, I've lived over here 17 years and we've never had this kind of problem with shootings and stabbings and stuff. This has got me totally nervous. I'm getting ready to move out of here. I'll be gone. I can't stay here any more,” said resident Betty Brown.

"Does this surprise you that this happened twice in a week on this street?" asked News10NBC's Joangel Concepcion.

"Yes, I'm hoping this is not two occurrences and then it's going to start ballooning. If it does I can understand why some of these neighbors don't want to stay here,” said another resident.

This is an ongoing investigation.So far there have not been any arrests.

One of the men who witnessed this told News10NBC his only regret was not writing down the license plate numbers of the car that sped away.

It's what police have been saying for so long. If you see something, say something.

If you have any information about this shooting you are urged to call police.