Gunfire kills Orleans County man in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WIVB) – An Orleans County man was killed in a double shooting in the city of Rochester on Tuesday.

Our sister station, WROC, reports that Ronald Stern, 49, of Holley was fatally shot near the area of Genesee Street and Hopkins Alley. A second person was also shot, suffering a gunshot wound to the leg. He has been identified as Earl Cartwright, 47, of Kent.

The Associated Press reports both men were riding in a pickup around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday when they were shot. The victims were found in the parking lot of a Family Dollar store on the city’s southwest side.

Police have no suspects in custody at this time and say the investigation is ongoing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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