• Dayton St. Shooting Victim Fought Against Youth Violence

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    via WHAM Channel 13


    Rochester, N.Y. – The 22-year-old Rochester man who was gunned on Dayton Street Monday night worked as a youth organizer.

    Lawrence Richardson, as well as the two other victims whose names have not been released, worked at Teen Empowerment and were there just before the shooting.

    Doug Ackerly, executive director of Teen Empowerment says Richardson worked with them for six years, organizing community events and making speeches about anti-violence.

    Richardson died at Strong Hospital. Rochester Police say the other two men who were shot are being treated at Strong. A┬ávigil was held Tuesday at the site of the shooting to honor Richardson’s memory.