Six people were shot over four days during a recent spurt of violence in Buffalo, according to police reports.
The four apparently unrelated shootings stretched from Tuesday to Friday and kept homicide detectives busy in the Ferry-Fillmore and Northeast districts. The six victims survived.
The first shooting took place just after 4 p.m. Tuesday at Poplar Avenue and Felix Place, on the city's far East Side several blocks from the Cheektowaga border. The victim was shot in the leg. Police officials didn't log the shooting into the department's computerized reporting system until Saturday.
The second shooting, which was previously reported, saw two male victims struck shortly before 12:30 a.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Wyoming Avenue, just north of East Delavan Avenue, several blocks from Erie County Medical Center. Both were taken to ECMC for treatment of unknown injuries.
In the third shooting, which wasn't revealed until Saturday, two people were standing in front of a home in the first block of Florida Street, near Canisius College's Koessler Athletic Center, just after 11 p.m. Thursday when someone got out of a vehicle and started shooting at them. One victim was struck in the shoulder and one was struck in the ankle. The shooter returned to his vehicle and drove off.
Police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said Saturday that the victims, a 44-year-old Buffalo man and a 28-year-old Buffalo man, were both treated and released from ECMC.
And in the last shooting, which was previously reported, a 35-year-old city man was shot just after 4:30 p.m. Friday on the 200 block of Timon Street, which is on the East Side near the Buffalo Museum of Science. The victim was taken to ECMC with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening. DeGeorge said he remained there Saturday in fair condition.