Month after mass shooting, Rochester seeks answers, suspects
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(AP)—This is the major problem of one of the most bloody massacres of this year: who has opened a fire in a packed house party at the summer's Rochester, New York City, murdered two teens and injured 14 others?
On Sept. 19, shortly after midnight a month later, a fanfare echoed, and the police were not given convictions, promotions, and a little word.
They did not openly state so whether the police had criminals in sight.
Nor did they tell who suffered or hurt loved ones themselves.
Emar Bouie a 23-year-old college student who is now battled in the arm with movement where he was fired says, that "I'm sure they'll find something out, but I don't know what the details or something else you have or what evidence you've got on the scene.
The revelation of last month that police officers killed a Black guy, Daniel Prude on March by pushing him into the ground before he stopped breathing continues to lift Rochester on the shores of Lake Erie, a post-industrial city which has around 206,000 inhabitants.
The shooting — that ended Jaquayla Young and Jarvis Alexander's existence, both 19—just contributed to the mutual trauma of the community. Prude 's death compounded the police's suspicion.
"We are not yet yet with respect to city healers," said Seneca United Methodist Church's pastor Marlowe Washington. "We're not close to that sort of healing anywhere, I don't know if we can get there yet."
The shooting inquiry is continuing, according to a police Spokeswoman, Jacqueline Schuman, who "is currently working out the majority of facts." The investigation continues.
Shuman said the police works with the county crime laboratories and attorneys, like the US law enforcement division, and the division of alcohol , tobacco, handguns, and explosives, which generally lets local police track down weapons. shuman said he was employed in the police office.
The group was meant to be a tiny meeting, but participants from two other neighboring groups went there early in the morning and a dispute exploded. The police discovered over 40 ammunition boxes on the stage with three or four individuals opening fire; all injured and killed between 17 and 23 years of age.
Young, at Monroe Community College, was the president of the cheerleading squad at their high school and a sprint squad participant. Alexander, a sophomore at Alfred University, was on football and sprint teams in his high school and was awarded a 4X100 m relay state championship.
"It was just tragic what had happened to my baby. At this moment, it doesn't seem real even," said the father of Alexander, James Alexander.
"That's all I'm trying to absorb, he reached the souls of so many people.
It's all incredible because of his legacy.
The Mayor Lovely Warren's allegation of bribery funding charges for her last electoral bid has shaken the city more ever since the blast.
Through its probe into Prude 's murder, the City Council recently gave summonses.
In the streets of the capital, demonstrators started to demonstrate.
On Wednesday, another significant development occurred: the interim police chief of the city was Cynthia Herriott-Sullivana who resigned as a Lieutenant from the police force in 2009.
Besides Hercules' work to overhaul a department with a failed image, they will be charged with investigating the shooting, one of the most violent crimes in the history of the region, as defined in the local media.
She addressed residents at her ceremony, "We grow and fall together." She said.
Washington called the police force in a telephone interview to become fully open with the inquiries and offered the city's award for presenting hesitant witnesses with a further opportunity.
"We need the city to make things more complicated, to guarantee that we won't let it rest, it won't be a frozen or frozen situation.
We would lift the ante, "said Washington.
James Alexander said his commitment was so great that he hadn't had time to continue the inquiry, he mourned his son and embraced his relatives.
"There's a lot of disaster and uproar in the town of Rochester, but as far as the police and these stuff are concerned, I placed my trust in the rules," said Alexander.
"To the way they do their work, I have no objections."
He too has trust — and patience, Bouie said.
"Something's going to figure out whether it takes one year from now," he said.
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