Community Worried As Buffalo On Track for Deadliest Year
The murders in Buffalo for 2021 have almost reached 50, according to WIVB and we are only a little more than halfway through the year. In 2019, there were 44 homicides in Buffalo. There were 65 in 2020, according to CitiStats Buffalo. Just yesterday, there were three shootings - two of which were fatal - in the city.
Three Shootings on Sunday in Buffalo, Two of Them Fatal
A man was killed early Sunday, June 27, 2021. The homicide happened around 2:40 am in the Broadway-Filmore District near Playter Street and Kent Street, according to WGRZ. Police are investigating.
Just 20 minutes later at 3 am, in the Lovejoy District, there was another fatal shooting on Sunday. A 27-year-old man lost his life on North Ogden Street, according to WGRZ.
If you have any information, contact the Buffalo Police Department confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255.
Community Leaders Are Concerned About Uptick in Violence
Leonard Lane, President of Buffalo FATHERS, told WIVB,
“The violence, the shootings, the homicides, it saddens me. It breaks my heart to know all of this is going on after coming out of a pandemic. The city of Buffalo is going through some things, everyone is hurting and I think the only way we’re gonna get through it is coming together."
Buffalo Police Address Violence and Strategy to Combat It
Buffalo Police Department Deputy Commissioner, Joseph Gramaglia, said the department plans to focus on specific areas where there have been high incidents of violence,
"We'll get into areas, use those additional patrols, have them do park and walks at those specific times at those places to try to prevent such incidents."
Hopefully, the community and police can work together to help stop these deadly crimes.