Canandaigua Chief gives update on Main Street shooting investigation; shooter remains at-large

Canandaigua Chief of Police Stephen Hedworth updated media this morning with the latest on Saturday night’s shooting in the parking lot of the Village Restaurant on Main Street in Canandaigia. Chief Hedworth revealed that the victim, a 32-year-old male, was shot twice, once in the “upper body area” and once in the “lower leg area” and had not yet been released yet. Chief Hedworth also revealed that the victim was not a resident of Canandaigua but have not released his name.

According to Chief Hedworth officers have questioned several people who were at The Villager Pub just before midnight, but there are no arrests so far. Police state that they believe people present on Main Street late Saturday night saw and know who pulled the trigger.

Chief Hedworth, a Phelps native, said this was the first time he has been involved in a shooting where a victim was struck by a bullet in his 17 years with the Canandaigua Police Department.

You can watch the press conference, held at 9:30 AM on Monday morning, below along with the original article, social media posts from early Sunday morning and updates as they appeared here on FingerLakes1.com over the weekend.

Police are asking anyone anyone who in the area of the parking lot around the time of the shooting to call (585) 394-3311 or (585) 394-4560.



Around 11:38 pm the Canandaigua Police Department was called to the parking lot of the Villager Restaurant and V-Pub bar for the report of shots fired.

Upon arrival, police say they located one male inside the restaurant with gunshot wounds to the upper body and lower leg area. The victim was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy Flight.

Police say his wounds are not believed to be life threatening.

Several ‘persons of interest’ were questioned, but police say no suspects are in custody at this time. There was a musical event being held at V-Pub during the time of the incident.

Police are asking that anyone who attended the event at V-Pub during the time of the incident to call the Canandaigua City Police Department at (585) 394-4560 or (585) 394-3311.

The investigation is ongoing and a press conference will be held on Monday at 9:30 am.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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