A Masten Avenue man told Buffalo Police he was attacked by four men who asked him for a cigarette as he got out of his car Friday night on Newburgh Avenue, according to police reports.
One of the assailants pulled out a shotgun then the group duct-taped him and shoved him in the trunk of his 2016 Ford Fusion about 7:20 p.m.
The victim escaped from the trunk and fled on foot, police reports stated.
His attackers fled in the victim's vehicle.
Northeast District Police were searching for suspects in the incident.