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Police called for report of gunshots in Northwest Rochester

Police did not find any signs early Thursday morning, Feb. 25, 2021, of shots being fired.

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Multiple people called police early Thursday morning to report hearing gunshots in Northwest Rochester, but police found no signs shots had been fired.

Police were called around 3:25 a.m. Thursday to the area of Eighth Street and Fifth Avenue Northwest for a report of gunshots in the area, according to Capt. Casey Moilanen. One caller told police that they heard gunshots and then saw a person wearing a dark hoodie and dark pants running south through an alley.

Officers "spent a considerable amount of time" looking for evidence of a shooting, such as property damage or shell casings, but did not find any, Moilanen said. Police also did not locate any victims.

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Emily Cutts is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. She joined the Post Bulletin in July 2018 after stints in Vermont and Western Massachusetts.
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