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Handgun shooter sought by Amherst police

A tall man who fired a number of gunshots at the University Manor on Main Street in Amherst late Tuesday was being sought Wednesday by Amherst police.

Police responded to calls from the hotel at 3612 Main St. shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday with reports of a large crowd gathering and gunshots being fired. There were no injuries, and police were uncertain about what led to the shooting.

The shooter was described as about 6 feet or 6’2” tall. He was wearing a black jacket or black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and carrying a black handgun. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Amherst Police at 689-1311.