A 22-year-old man was shot in the buttocks early Thursday morning on 19th Street, according to a Niagara Falls police report.
The victim told police he heard a vehicle pull up behind him at about 12:30 a.m. on 19th Street, between Ferry and Walnut avenues, while he was walking home, according to the report.
He told officers he heard two shots and started running until he felt a sharp pain. Then he stopped a passing vehicle whose driver took him to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Police are continuing to investigate.