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Gunshots reported 2 days in a row in Rochester; no reported injuries

Friday and Saturday saw reports of gunfire in Rochester, according to authorities. Law enforcement recovered shell cases from both incidents.

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ROCHESTER — No injuries were reported following reports of afternoon gunfire Saturday, May 21, 2022, in Rochester, according to Rochester Police Capt. Casey Moilanen.

According to Moilanen, witnesses reported seeing a person fire a handgun out of a car window while driving around the 1500 block of 10th Street Southeast. Moilanen said law enforcement recovered eight 9 mm shell cases on the street in the area.

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There is no suspect in custody, and no reported injuries or property damage.

This marked two days in a row of reported gunfire in Rochester where law enforcement has recovered shell casings from the scene.

Law enforcement recovered 11 .40-caliber shells from a reported early morning shooting at condominiums on 207 29th Place Northwest .

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No suspect is in custody, and no reported injuries or property damage were reported in that incident, either.

"Any time shots are fired in our community, it is concerning. Rochester Police Department is committed to providing the highest level of public safety and is thoroughly investigating the two incidents," Amanda Grayson, crime prevention and communications coordinator for the Rochester Police Department wrote in an email to the Post Bulletin.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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