NIAGARA FALLS – A city man was in fair condition at Erie County Medical Center today after he was shot late Saturday in the 2200 block of Ontario Avenue.
Earl McCray, 20, suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder and was disoriented after the shooting, police said.
McCray’s mother, Dana, said friends and family members drove her son after the shooting to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, where they tried to enter through doors near the old emergency room. They were denied entrance through those doors, Dana McCray said, which led to confusion when her son first arrived.
Police said McCray also was unable to provide much information on the 11 p.m. shooting.
McCray was initially treated in the emergency room at Niagara Falls Memorial, then taken by ambulance to ECMC, where he was immediately taken into surgery. He was recovering today, , according to hospital staff.
Witnesses led city detectives early Sunday to the shooting scene, where they found a spent 12-gauge shotgun shell and blood. Police were told that the shooting, later identified as Rashuan L. Abrams, 27, of Ontario Avenue, and McCray had an ongoing dispute.
Abrams was charged at 4:30 a.m. Sunday with first-degree assault and second-degree menacing. He was held without bail until a City Court appearance Tuesday.