Thursday, September 11, 2008


An 18-year-old man was shot in the groin on Merrimac Street, between Hudson and Portland avenues, about 10:10 last night.

Two teenagers on bicycles approached the man and his friend and accosted them, said Rochester police Capt. Kevin Costello. They took unspecified property from the victims and then shot the 18-year-old before fleeing, Costello said.

The 18-year-old and his friend went around the block to Hollister Street to call police. The 18-year-old was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment. His wound was not considered life-threatening, and his friend was not injured.

No names have been released. Police have not arrested anyone in connection with this incident.

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