Bad: Gorge Attack Victims Being Harasse
Gorge Attack Victims Being Harassed
by Diana Palotas
photo by Ben Shutts
Published Aug 18, 2008
The terror is not over for a man shot during a robbery at Rochester's Lower Falls Park. His attackers are now harassing him and the people with him Saturday.
They all went through a terrible ordeal and for their safety; we do not show their faces or release their names. They talked to us because they want everyone to know how ruthless their attackers are. In this story, “he” is the man shot.
He says, “It was the first time I was ever there."
Lower Falls about 7:00 Saturday evening. He and the four others with him met at Maplewood Park. They were walking the path to the Genesee River Gorge.
He says, “Another two couples that it looked like were in front of us. And they're jumping into our conversation talking about how beautiful it is too."
The next thing he knew there was a revolver pointing at them. The gunman wanted everything they had. One of the women handed over her purse. The gunman told them to get down.
He says, “As soon as my hands touched the ground, Ifelt the revolver the barrel on my head and I flinched."
The gunman's bullet grazed his head.
“I ended up on my back looking up at the sky and kept thinking I was going to die."
The gunman threw the revolver into the woods and his group took off. But it doesn't end there. The purse the gunman got away with had a cell phone inside and the attackers are using it.
“They're calling, taunting."
His friend says, “They laugh about shooting him in the head." Rochester Police say they have some very good witnesses along with the gun. Until these people are caught though, five others live in fear.
“I see people walking I'm scared. I see them and I see his face." He says they did everything they were told to do and the gunman still pulled the trigger.
Police released these descriptions of the two male suspects:
The first is a Black man in his mid 20s, about 6’1” with a thin build. He has shoulder-length, thin braided corn rows. He was armed with a .357 caliber revolver.
The second suspect is also a Black man, in his mid 20s, about 5’8’. He is 160 pounds with short wavy hair, long-pointed sideburns, a thin moustache and patch of hair on his chin.
Anyone with information is asked to please call 911.
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What the heck is going on, the scumbags are taking it to another level :aargh4: