Two people were wounded in a half-dozen separate gun-related crimes in Buffalo on Friday and early Saturday morning, according to police reports.
The most serious incident is believed to have been an early morning shooting of a Dodge Street man on Armbruster Street.
The victim was approached shortly before 1:30 a.m. in a driveway and shot in the back, police reports stated. The shooter then apparently stole the man’s money.
The man was rushed by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center. His condition was not immediately available.
Police evidence teams responded and discovered a single shell casing. Ferry-Fillmore District Police were searching for leads.
Another man was shot about 12 hours earlier while resisting an attempted robbery on the city’s West Side. He was being treated at ECMC for a gunshot wound.
The victim was approached by assailants who tried robbing him in the 100 block of Carolina Street. When the man resisted, one of the men pulled out a handgun and shot him in the upper body and fled south through a parking lot. Authorities found a shell casing and a slug at the scene.
Additional gunplay occurred on the city’s far East Side at about 8 p.m. Friday, reports stated.
Two men heading north in a vehicle on Suffolk Street were fired at while they were stopped at the intersection of Lasalle Avenue. The apparent gunman’s vehicle pulled up alongside the victims’ vehicle and the gunman fired a pair of shots at them, striking their vehicle once in the front driver’s side.
The shooter’s vehicle then accelerated down Suffolk toward Winspear Avenue. It was in that vicinity that another call for “shots fired” occurred just minutes later.
At Hewitt Avenue and Orleans Street, a woman reported that after she became involved in an accident, the other driver pulled out a black pistol and fired four shots at her vehicle.
Northeast District police were investigating both incidents.
The two other gun-related crimes occurred in the city’s Northwest District and remained under investigation Saturday.
Early Friday, an employee of the A-Plus station at 1301 Hertel Ave. told police that a man entered the store and displayed a gun, demanding money from the register. The gunman, who was described as a “usual customer” of the store, fled the scene.
In a separate incident at about 11 p.m., police who were looking for a suspect on Guernsey Street seized two loaded 9 mm assault rifles from a house there.