Moment gunman opens fire during wild brawl in upstate New York Walmart parking lot, killing boy, 18, and injuring three others, including a 15-year-old girl
- At least 20 shots were fired outside Walmart Supercenter in Rochester, New York, before 1am on Monday
- An 18-year-old boy was killed, a 43-year-old man suffered serious injuries, and a 23-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl suffered non-life-threatening injuries
- Shooting took place during violent brawl between several women in the crowded parking lot
An 18-year-old boy was killed and three other people were wounded when gunfire erupted during a violent melee in a crowded Walmart parking lot in Rochester, New York, overnight.
The shooting happened shortly before 1am on Monday outside the Walmart SuperCenter on Hudson Avenue.
Cellphone video recorded by a bystander shows several young women brawling before a barrage of gunfire erupts near then, sending everyone fleeing for their lives.
A wild brawl broke out early Monday morning in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter in Rochester, New York. During the melee, shots were fired, killing one and wounding three
A bystander recorded video of the fight, showing a group of women trading punches in the crowded store parking lot overnight
A minute into the video, a barrage of gunfire rings out, sending people fleeing for their lives
An 18-year-old man was killed in the gunfire, Police Capt. Frank Umbrino told the Democrat & Chronicle.
The 18-year-old and three other people were taken by private vehicle to Rochester General Hospital, where the 18-year-old was pronounced dead, Umbrino said. His name was not immediately released.
The teenager’s killing marks the 35th homicide in Rochester so far this year.
A 43-year-old man suffered serious injuries, and a 23-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl suffered injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.
‘It’s terrible,’ Umbrino said during a press conference, as WHEC reported. ‘It’s another tragedy we’re facing, unfortunately. We’ve had way too many of them.’
An 18-year-old boy was killed in the shooting, and three other people suffered injuries, including a 15-year-old girl
The Walmart store was closed at the time of the brawl and fatal shooting
The police captain said he does not know what is causing the current surge in violence.
‘At what point in a child’s life do they learn that it’s okay to shoot somebody or to harm somebody?’ Umbrino said, before urging ]parents to take an active part in their children’s lives and set a good example for them.
‘Know where your kids are. Their life may depend on it,’ he pleaded. ‘Be a parent, be a role model.’
Rochester Police Capt. Frank Umbrino called the shooting a ‘tragedy’
Hundreds of people were gathered in the parking lot when a fight broke out early Monday, police said. The store was closed at the time of the shooting.
Bystander video shows women trading punches and tussling in the store parking lot crammed with people.
A woman in a colorful T-shirt is seen sprawled out on the ground after being repeatedly punched by several other women.
About a minute in the recording, gunfire rings out, prompting the person recording the video to flee.
Some 20 gunshots were fired from multiple weapons, police said. So far, no arrests have been made.
‘Investigators are still determining whether the combatants of the fight had anything to do with the shots being fired, or if the shots were fired as the result of a separate altercation in the parking lot,’ officials said in a statement