NY drive-by shooting: Drive-By Shooting In Rochester

Published: August 20, 2015

NY drive-by shooting: Drive-By Shooting In Rochester, Three people killed in a drive-by shooting outside the Boys and Girls Club on Genesee Street Wednesday night have been identified.

Jonah Barley, Raekwon Manigault and Johnny Johnson were fatally shot, according to sources.

Four others were wounded in the attack after a basketball game in the parking lot of the club at 500 Genesee St.

“A car drove by and at least one of the occupants in the car fired shots from the car into the crowd that had gathered after a basketball game at the Boys and Girls Club,” Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli said.

“Police are trying to process what happened here last night,” said Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren. “Somebody made a decision last night that they were going to end some lives. That person that made that decision, we are going to bring them to justice.”

Police responded to the scene at 11:19 p.m. after receiving multiple 911 calls. One other victim died at the scene; another died at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Ciminelli said that there was no problem at the Boys and Girls Club. The problem did not seem to stem from the basketball game, he said. “It is still subject to change,” he said.

The four others who were wounded are all males and all city residents. They range in ages from 20 to 29. According to RPD Capt. Michael Callari, medical personnel don’t believe that any of their wounds are life-threatening.

Three of the males were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital by private vehicle. One was taken to Strong by Rural/Metro Medical Services.

“We have a very active investigation going,” Ciminelli said. “We are bringing every resource that we have to bear on this. We will run this down and find out who did this. This was an outrageous act. We intend to find out who did it and bring them to justice.”

Doug Ackley, the director of Rochester programs for the Center for Teen Empowerment on Genesee Street, said 19-year-old Raekwon Manigault worked with him in his program for the past few months.

“Rae was a sweet guy, we’ve known him for years and we loved him, he was part of our group,” Ackley said.

Manigault had been meeting almost daily with other staff and employees working on upcoming projects.

He had told Ackley when he applied for the job that he wanted to work for Teen Empowerment because “it was time to make some changes in his life.”


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