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Several people have reportedly died in a mass shooting that broke out in a New York state, the Rochester Police Department have confirmed.
Gunfire begun in the early hours of Saturday, September 19, 13 Wham reports, with witnesses claiming the bullets sounded "like the Vietnam War."
The Rochester Police Department confirmed the Pennsylvania Avenue shooting had resulted in "fatalities" and said the major crimes unit is on scene.
In a police interview, RPD interim Chief, Mark Simmons, said 16 people have been shot and two people have died – one male and one female.
Chief Simmons added said both fatal victims are between 18 and 22-years-old and said the shooting broke out at a backyard party.
He did not address who the suspect was, but confirmed the scene will be held for a "considerable amount of time."
A reporter said he could hear "family members" around him "crying and consoling each other" and said the sobbing was "really painful to hear."
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