- Associated Press - Friday, June 30, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A 20-year-old man has been cleared of all charges stemming from the fatal shooting of three people and the wounding of four others outside a Rochester community center two years ago.

A jury on Thursday found Matthew Matthis not guilty on three counts of first-degree murder and assault in the August 2015 shooting outside the Rochester Boys and Girls Club.

Prosecutors said the gunfire aimed at the crowd leaving a basketball game came from a vehicle Matthis and two other men were in.

In January, a jury acquitted Jalen Everett. He had been convicted of murder at his first trial, but the verdict was tossed out by a Monroe County Court judge after allegations of juror misconduct.

The third man, Johnny Blackshell Jr., was convicted last summer. He was sentenced to life in prison.

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