Several people have reportedly been killed after a mass shooting in a city in the north of New York state.

Authorities say the incident in Rochester has resulted in fatalities.

A tweet from the Rochester Police Department said: “Major Crimes is on the scene of a mass shooting on Pennsylvania Ave. @ there are fatalities.”

The force said there would be a news conference shortly.

Local NBC affiliate News10NBC says Pennsylvania Avenue, Goodman Street, and Short Street are closed to traffic.

Times Now News said at least a dozen people have reportedly sustained gunshot wounds.

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