Oshawa murder victim identified

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Published September 22, 2023 at 4:40 pm

Investigators with Durham Police’s Homicide Unit have identified the man shot to death in Oshawa early Thursday morning.

Andrew Junior Rochester, 26, of Oshawa was killed after being shot in a residence on Albert Street shortly after 2 a.m. Police say there “multiple individual” inside the home at the time of the shooting but the crowd of people scattered before police arrived.

The Homicide Unit has taken over the investigation and is pleading for witnesses to come forward and speak to police about what happened.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Thorne of the Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5223.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

Rochester’s death was the tenth murder in Durham Region this year.

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