Rochester man killed at West Seneca basketball game Saturday

Scene of fatal shooting at basketball court in West Seneca Saturday evening.

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police charged a Rochester man with second degree murder in the shooting death of another Rochester man at a basketball game Saturday night.

Detectives say a tournament game had just finished at the Niagara Frontier Sports Complex on Meyer Road, when some relatives got into an altercation.

“At some point it became extremely physical, somebody brandished a weapon and some shots were discharged striking one individual, right now we have two victims” Daniel Denz, Police Chief, told News 4.

54 year-old Robert Echols of Rochester was shot twice and taken to ECMC and died. The other person who was hurt was also treated at ECMC.

Police charged Andre Lewis, 39, of Rochester with murder. He was arraigned at the hospital Sunday morning. 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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