Fruitbelt Residents Call for Emergency Meeting After Shootings
According to WGRZ News, Fruitbelt Residents are rightfully disgusted and tired of the shootings that have taken place in their neighborhood and called for an Emergency Meeting.
The general consensus among Fruitbelt Residents is 'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH'. This overall attitude follows a number of shootings in the area and particularly after the shooting deaths of 17-month old baby (Kyrie Johnson) and 54-year-old grandmother (Yvette Johnson).
"If you come into the fruit belt area, and you want to wreak havoc, it will not be tolerated, because people are going to work together,"
The News Article also quoted Local resident and activist, Maria Miles giving this advice to residents and persons in general,
"If you see something, say something, that's the biggest thing. People are not speaking up once they see things happening or occurring in their areas."
Deputy Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia also attended the meeting and said this:
"The police don't solve crimes, the community has to be an integral part, t's unfortunate it takes tragedy to get a meeting like this, but the more people feel comfortable coming up, talking to us, giving us the tips that they need, we can hopefully get a successful conclusion to this case."
The News Article goes on to say that the shootings in the area are Gang related and they have a suspect in custody. However, if you have any information, the Buffalo Police Department has posted a $4,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the shooters of Yvette & Kyrie Johnson.
The News Article instructs you to call the following with any info you might have:
Call Crime Stoppers Buffalo at 716-867-6161 or download their app "Buffalo Tips" and leave an anonymous tip.
You can also call the Buffalo Police Confidential Tipline at 716-847-2255.