A man was shot about 3 p.m. Monday in the first block of Kilhoffer Street – an attack that occurred about eight blocks away from the scene of a fatal shooting late Sunday night in the city’s East Ferry-Moselle area.
The victim of the Monday shooting, identified only as a man in his late 20s, was listed in critical condition in Erie County Medical Center. Following the shooting on Kilhoffer, police were looking for the possible assailant on Bissell Avenue, six blocks west of the shooting scene.
Meanwhile the victim of the fatal shooting that occurred about 10 p.m., Sunday in front of a store in the city’s East Ferry-Moselle area was identified as William Blackmon III, 51. Ferry-Fillmore District police said the victim was found dead in a nearby alleyway, where he collapsed after being shot.
Anyone with any information about either shooting is asked to call or text the Buffalo police confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255.