A 21-year-old man was slain early Saturday morning while sitting in a vehicle on the first block of St. Mary’s Road near Walden Avenue, Buffalo police reported.

Police responded to a “shots fired” call in the vicinity of St. Mary’s Road and Walden Avenue around 1:40 a.m.

Officers found the victim in a vehicle and he was rushed by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center, but died at the hospital.

Police learned that several shots were apparently fired by a lone gunman - described as a black male, wearing an orange colored hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants.

The gunman fled the scene on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255 or e-mail the department at