Four people have been wounded in separate shootings since Friday on the city’s East Side and in North Buffalo’s Parkside section.
A woman was taken to Erie County Medical Center by ambulance Saturday night after she was shot in the back near Roehrer Avenue and Dodge Street. Her wound was not considered life-threatening, authorities said.
The woman told police that she saw the shooter running through a vacant lot from Wohlers Avenue and firing five to seven shots from a silvery handgun, then fleeing through the yard at 40 Roehrer and hopping a fence on his way toward Timon Street, a block away. Police said that there were several people on the street but that none would provide further information.
The gunman was described as skinny, with light brown skin and close-cut hair, between 5 feet, 10 inches and 6 feet tall, and wearing a gray T-shirt with green sleeves and blue jeans.
Just before 7 p.m. Saturday, officers responding to that shooting recovered two loaded weapons and a counterfeit $100 bill after pulling over a car that ran a stop sign after leaving the area where the shooting had occurred.
Officers stopped the car at Johnson and East North streets, removed the driver and a passenger and found a loaded 9 mm Taurus Millennium G2 handgun under the passenger seat and a loaded .38-caliber Smith & Wesson Special revolver in the trunk. The second gun had been reported stolen in January 2015, police said. The driver, Raymond Harris, had the counterfeit bill, according to police, who said Harris and Kaylen Edwards were arrested and charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon.
Also over the weekend, according to police:
• A man who went to his car at Parkside and Hertel avenues to get money from an ATM at about 2:20 a.m. Saturday was confronted by an unidentified male in a silver-colored car, who demanded money at gunpoint. After a struggle, the victim was shot. He was taken to Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
• A man suffered a shotgun wound to his shoulder, back and head after he was shot on Greene Street just after 1:30 a.m. Friday by unknown individuals. He was treated at the scene and transported to ECMC.
• At 10:47 p.m. Friday, a man who fought with an unknown male near Goulding and Wohlers avenues was reported shot in the left leg. He was treated at ECMC.