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Three wounded in five shootings since Thursday in Buffalo

Three people were wounded in five shootings between late Thursday and Sunday in northeast Buffalo and on the city's East Side, police reported.

The first happened late Thursday at East Amherst Street and Clarence Avenue and the second happened early Friday at Fillmore and Victoria avenues. In both cases, the victims were taken to Erie County Medical Center by private vehicle.

In the third, a 26-year-old man was shot in the buttocks before 6 p.m. Friday on Theodore Street, near Block Street.

Police investigate shooting at Theodore and Block streets

The fourth shooting was at around 3 a.m. Saturday on Donovan Drive near the Ferry-Grider Homes. Officers were directed to Johnson Street, where they found a .40-caliber handgun in a vehicle and made three arrests.

Also this weekend, a gunman fired at two brothers as they drove away from Mandela's Market, 272 E. Ferry St., after threatening them inside the store. No one was injured.

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