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Police say the capturing occurred at an unlawful home occasion (file photograph)

Two individuals have been killed and 14 others wounded after a capturing at a home occasion within the state of New York.

Police within the metropolis of Rochester stated they arrived to seek out round 100 individuals operating down the road.

“That is actually a tragedy of epic proportions,” appearing police chief Mark Simmons informed reporters on Saturday.

The town’s police have been underneath growing strain over the death of Daniel Prude, a black man who was hooded and restrained throughout an arrest.

He died in March, however the case solely grew to become public earlier this month. Rochester police chief La’Ron Singletary has since stepped down, saying that his dealing with of the case was being distorted. Seven officers have additionally been suspended.

No suspects have been arrested over Saturday’s capturing and no motive has been recognized.

Mr Simmons stated the 2 victims, a person and a girl who haven’t been named, had been aged between 18 and 22. Not one of the 14 others who had been shot suffered life-threatening accidents.

Events stay prohibited underneath New York state’s coronavirus restrictions, according to Rochester city’s website.

“That is one more tragedy the place people are having these unlawful, unsanctioned home events happening in these properties, which primary just isn’t protected due to Covid,” stated Mr Simmons.

“And then you definately add in alcohol and violence and it simply turns into a recipe for catastrophe.”

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Rochester has seen common protests over the demise of Daniel Prude