"It's about negative behavior," said Rochester Police Chief David Moore. "It's about individuals who really don't care about their fellow human beings, and that's the type of individual we are targeting that we need to take out of this community."
Monday afternoon, a 17-year-old boy was shot on Main Street in Downtown Rochester. Police say someone was careless and reckless enough to shoot at another person less than 50 yards from an elementary school while school was in session.
"It's very bold," Moore said of the type of person that would do that.
Police say students at School 22 were in no danger at any time, but they did say the area around the school is a problem spot when it comes to crime. That's why they planned to step up patrols at the end of the school day.
"We have had several challenges along Remington Street, quite frankly," Moore said. "We are spending a considerable amount of time (there)."
Police say they believe shots were fired as a result of some sort of confrontation. But they did not immediately find any suspects or even a victim. They only found five shell casings when they arrived on the scene. Police say they hope people in the neighborhood will cooperate to help find the "bold" suspects.