3rd suspect charged in Rochester shooting that killed 3, injured 4

In this photo provided by WHEC-TV, police vehicles block off the street after official said a fatal shooting occurred in Rochester, N.Y., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. (Jennifer Mobilia/WHEC-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a third man has been charged in the fatal shooting of three people and wounding of four others outside a Rochester youth center last summer.

Officials announced Monday that 18-year-old Michael Mathis has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and six counts of second-degree murder in the Aug. 19 shooting in front of the Boys & Girls Club on Genesee Street.

Johnny Blackshell and Jalen Everett also face murder charges in the case. Police say they believe all three men were in a car when it drove by a crowd leaving a basketball game and opened fire.

It’s unclear if Mathis has an attorney who could comment on the charges.

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