Buffalo’s recent wave of gun violence continued Friday and Saturday with four shootings.
The outbreak of shootings started on Carl Street and East Delavan Avenue at about 9 a.m. Friday. That’s when a 19-year-old man was seriously wounded and taken by a private vehicle to Erie County Medical Center. Police, who did not release the victim’s name or any other details, said he was in critical condition on Saturday night.
In the second shooting, a male told police he was shot in the foot during a robbery on Freund Street and East Delavan Avenue just before 4:30 p.m. Friday. That shooting occurred about 1¼ miles from where the first shooting happened.
The victim, who was driven to ECMC in a private vehicle, told police he was attacked by two men who took his watch and chain, according to the police report. Further details were unavailable from Buffalo Police.
The third shooting happened on the city’s West Side just before 10 p.m. Friday.
A male with multiple gunshot wounds to his stomach was found in a home on Normal Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and Hampshire Street, according to a police report. He was taken to ECMC with injuries that don’t appear to be life-threatening, police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said.
Buffalo police said Saturday night they have a person in custody in connection with a shooting that occurred on the city’s East Side, on the first block of Brownell Street, just east of Bailey Avenue and south of Broadway, just after 8 p.m.
The victim, a male believed to be in his early 20s, was taken to ECMC with injuries that initial reports indicate do not appear to be life-threatening, police said.