Updated 09/01/2012 08:36 PM
Neighbors React to Carter Street Area Shootings
Rochester police are investigating the city's latest homicide. It happened early Saturday morning on Bernard Street. This is the second shooting in the neighborhood in just two days.
YNN's Sheba Clarke spoke to neighbors.
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Bill Brand, a neighbor said,"It's not friendly anymore."
Bill Brand has lived in his home on Bernard Street all his life. He says you can tell by the bullets that riddle the side of his home his neighborhood is no stranger to violence.
Brand said, "Well I got two brother in laws that say Bill sell the house and get out of there. Where can you live for x amount of dollars and think you can be safe."
Early Saturday morning Rochester police investigated the shooting of two men right in front of Brand's home. Police say a 20-year-old Rochester man, Victor Rodriguez, was shot multiple times in the chest and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
A 19-year-old Rochester man was also shot in the leg and is recovering from his injuries.
Brand said, "They had yellow tape from my pole, porch there to this tree, back to those polls over there."
This is the second shooting off Carter Street in just two days. Thursday morning a 19-year-old man was shot a and found a block over from Bernard on St. Jacob Street with non-life threatening injuries.
One neighbor says she witnessed the most recent shooting and wanted to speak out about the violence.
She said, "I saw and I witnessed and people ran through my yard screaming and yelling. I ducked behind my washing machine, I was that scared and I crawled from my laundry room to grab the phone."
She said she was too afraid of being shown on camera, but did a phone interview instead.
She added, "You live under a constant threat of your house being shot up. Your family members attacked. Your property attacked. You live in constant fear and you have to be a prisoner in your own home."
While police say they are following leads in Friday night's shooting, both incidents are still under investigation.
And no suspects are in custody.