ROCHESTER - Rochester Police today are investigating two early morning shootings in the city, including one in which a man was shot in the shoulder.
The first occurred just after midnight as police responded to Maple Street for a report of shots fired.
Around that same time, it was reported an adult male who had sustained a gunshot wound was inside the Frisbie Memorial Hospital emergency room.
Police responded to both areas and learned the male in the emergency room had sustained a nonlife threatening gunshot wound to his shoulder area, and that the two calls were related.
Police believe this is not a random incident, that those involved know each other and there is no danger to the public.
The second shooting happened around 3 a.m. on D'Amours Avenue. Police say a resident called dispatch to report the shooting and that he had fired a gun at a male breaking into the residence.
It was reported no one was injured and the male said to have been breaking in fled the scene. A Rochester Police K9 unit responded to the scene, but the track was not successful.
Rochester Police Capt. Todd Pinkham said today there was nothing to suggest the two men knew each other. He said the alleged burglar appears to have fled on foot.
Police don't believe the two incidents are connected.
Rochester Police are asking anyone who may have information about either incident to call the Rochester Police Department at 603-330-7128. Tipsters can also provide information and remain anonymous by calling the Rochester Crime Line at 603-335-6500 or Text to: CRIMES (274637) Body of Text: TEXT4CASH + your tip. Cash rewards are offered for information that leads to an arrest.