ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Police have not identified the three people killed, but family members identified three of the victims who died after a drive-by shooting late Wednesday night on Genesee Street in Rochester, near the Boys and Girls Club.
Rayquan Manigault's father says "Ray Ray" is a recent graduate of the Rochester City School District. His father says he worked actively with local organizations for peace.
Jonah Barley, 17, was also shot and killed here, as was Johnny Johnson.
Police Chief Michael Ciminelli confirmed that seven people were shot around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday. Two died at the scene, and one person died later at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Four others were hurt. Police said they are all men who live in the city of Rochester, and all are 20 to 29 years old. Three were taken to the hospital by private cars, and one other was taken by ambulance. Police said that those men are all expected to survive.
Religious leaders are calling for real action from the city's leaders, police, FBI, schools and community.
Ciminelli called it a "drive-by type shooting." He said a basketball game was going on in the area. There was no problem at the basketball game and Ciminelli believes it did not stem from that.
The center was closed at the time of the shooting, but many people at the scene had just left a Project Step Up basketball game. Dozens of police and ambulance crews converged on the scene as the injured were rushed to the hospital.
Police investigators remained in the neighborhood Thursday as they pursue leads and look for clues. Residents in the area were also out, reacting to the violent night in their neighborhood.
At the hospital, a crowd continued to grow as the morning hours slowly passed.
Rochester City Councilman Adam McFadden said early Thursday morning that this is a neighborhood that can't handle much more violence. McFadden says that violence, like what we saw Wednesday night is a community problem, and says the community needs to come together if the violence is going to end.
"This isn't a police problem. To be honest with you, this is a community problem. When you have individuals who don't value life, who can't let things go, who result to violence, I can't say that the police can solve this. We're going to need the community to solve this, meaning we're going to have to learn how to deal with each other and how to let things go and how to what I would say resolve issues that don't involve gun play or violence," said McFadden.
McFadden added that the problem isn't just a Rochester problem -- that violence like this happens all over the country.
Anyone with information about the shooting should call 911.