Two afternoon shootings have added to an already violent day in Rochester, as three have died and two others are inured after five shootings on Friday. 

Police say they were called to Bernard Street around 12:15 a.m. Friday for a report of shots fired. Ricardo Stone, Jr., 23, of Rochester, was found shot, and was taken to Rochester General Hospital by a private car where he was pronounced dead a short time later. 

An hour or so later, officers were called to 1226 North Clinton Avenue where they found a man, identified as Willie Carter IV, 17, of Rochester, shot in a convenience store. He was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He underwent emergency surgery but police say the victim has died.

According to police, a third shooting took place around 2 a.m. on Violetta Street. That victim was also taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with what police say are life-threatening injuries. 

At around 2:00 p.m., a man, identified as Parris Washington, 31, of Rochester, was shot in the backyard at 31 Bardin Street. Washington was pronounced dead, police have confirmed. 

Rochester Police Captain Frank Umbrino gave no indication as to whether or not the shootings were connected.

“It’s been extremely busy," said Umbrino. "I can tell you at this point that the only connection we have between the three jobs is a complete lack of moral fortitude and a disregard for human life by the individuals that have committed these crimes.”

Also on Friday afternoon, Genesee section officers responded to Magnolia Street for a report of gunshots heard in the area. A 19-year-old Rochester male was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with a least one gunshot wound to his upper torso. His condition is listed as being stable and non-life-threatening. 

Police are asking anyone with information on any of these shootings to call 911 or Crimestoppers at 423-9300.