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78-year-old man struck by stray bullet on Jefferson Avenue

A 78-year-old man was struck in the leg by a stray bullet late Wednesday morning on the East Side, Buffalo police reported.

The incident happened just before noon at Jefferson Avenue and Brown Street.

Police believe the shot might have been fired at Genesee Street and Jefferson, a few hundred feet away.

The victim was transported to Erie County Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call or text the Confidential TIPCALL Line at ( 716 ) 847-2255.