Search continues for whomever shot the officer Saturday night

ROCHESTER — The Rochester police officer wounded in a shooting over the weekend has been released from the hospital, according to the union that represents Rochester police officers.

Police say Officer Jeremy Nash was responding to an unrelated call Saturday night on North Street when he was shot in the face at around 10:40 p.m. He was hit with a shotgun blast that sprayed pellets into his face and his left arm.

The circumstances of the shooting are not exactly clear. Officers are still searching for the perpetrator. The department has executed search warrants related to the case, but have released few details about the case.

Officer Nash is an 11-year veteran of the force and works in the Clinton section.

In a news release, Chief Michael Ciminelli said, "On behalf of the entire Rochester Police Department, I would like to thank everyone for all of their support, prayers, and kind words during this difficult time. We are also very grateful to the medical staff at Rochester General Hospital for the medical care and support they provided."

Police say they have received "excellent cooperation" from members of the community. However, they are still asking anyone with information on the shooting to call 911 or CrimeStoppers at 585-423-9300.