• Rochester teen pistol-whipped in Portland Ave. assault

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    Rochester police officers investigate an assault and robbery that included a pistol-whipping on Portland Avenue late last night. / CHAD ROBERTS Democrat & Chronicle staff photographer

    A 17-year-old Rochester youth was hospitalized late last night following an assault and robbery on Portland Avenue.

    Capt. John Koonmen of the Rochester Police Department said officers found the male teen lying on the sidewalk in front of 845 Portland Ave. at about 10:50 p.m., near where Portland intersects with Lux Street on the city’s northeast side.

    Koonmen said that investigators believe that two suspects were involved in the assault, in which the teen was pistol-whipped.


    The teen was being treated for his injuries at Rochester General Hospital.

    Koonmen said the teen was also robbed during the incident.

    Following the assault and robbery, Koonmen said the same two people suspected in the assault apparently fired a gun across Portland Avenue, striking a building across the road. There were no injuries.

    Koonmen said the incident remains under investigation.