Rochester's state of emergency order on gun violence has once again been extended by Mayor Malik Evans, citing the unprecedented levels of violence that the city continues to see.

The mayor issued a proclamation on Monday saying the state of emergency, which was first put in place on July 21 of last year, will remain in effect through at least May 17, 2023.

It allows the city to deliver more resources to the three neighborhoods where near-record deadly violence has plagued Rochester for a second consecutive year. It also allows the city to shut down businesses linked to violent crime.

As of April 17, there have been 41 shooting victims in 2023 and 339 shooting victims in 2022, according to the mayor's office, adding that there were 11 city homicides and 76 homicides in 2022.