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Man in critical condition after drive-by shooting wounds 3 on East Side

Buffalo police said three people were shot, and one suffered serious injuries, at about 1:15 p.m. Monday on the East Side.

There was blood visible on a sidewalk outside what appeared to be a closed deli at 2235 Genesee St., at Eller Avenue, in the city.

All three victims were shot in the legs during an apparent drive-by shooting which, according to Buffalo Police Department detectives, appeared to be targeted in nature.

All three victims were transported to Erie County Medical Center.

One of the victims, a 24-year-old man, was struck in the femoral artery and was listed in critical condition, Buffalo police said.

He was bleeding so profusely at the the scene, patrol officers said, they immediately transported him to ECMC in a police vehicle rather than wait for an ambulance.

The other two men, ages 18 and 19, were both in stable condition at ECMC. Their injuries appeared to be non-life threatening in nature, according to police.

[Photo gallery: Three victims shot on Genesee Street in broad daylight]

A man who was renovating a building across the street from the closed deli said he heard five gunshots.

Monday's shooting capped a weekend of violence in the city that included two fatal shootings.

Police said Kennedy Gadley, 32, was shot Sunday morning.

They were investigating whether he was shot near Broadway and Lathrop Street, but did not disclose why they thought the shooting may have happened there.

Then, there was also a fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man near Mills and Peterson streets, police reported.

Ferry-Fillmore officers responded to the call just after 3 a.m. The victim was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center, where he later died, according to authorities.

Map: Homicides in Buffalo in 2017

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