A person is dead following a shooting on Rochester's west side earlier this evening.

City police say this appeared to happen right across the street from a fire house on Lyell Avenue near Child Street around 6:30 p.m.

An officer investigating a shot spotter activation found the male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Firefighters from the station across the street responded to give first aid.



The 22-year-old male victim was rushed to the hospital where he died about an hour later.

"The fact that this is a busy part of the day,” said Rochester Deputy Police Chief Scott Peters. “That these individuals were brazen enough to do this at this time shows that this was a targeted attack."

Lyell Avenue and nearby streets were shut down as police investigated the crime. 

This is the third homicide in Rochester in five days.

Two men were fatally shot on Wilkins Street on Thursday evening in a pair of double shootings. Three others were injured.