Man Fatally Shot this Morning on 7th Street
A man was fatally shot this morning, Monday, April 12, 2021. Buffalo Police were on the scene early this morning, around 5:40 am, according to WIVB. The shooting took place in a parking lot on 7th Street. A man was found deceased from a gunshot wound.
There was another shooting in Buffalo on Saturday, April 10, 2021. According to WGRZ, a 21-year-old man was shot in the Schiller Park neighborhood in Buffalo. The shooting happened around 10:30 pm. Buffalo Police responded to the scene at the 100 block of Eller Avenue. The victim was transported to Erie County Medical Center.
Police in WNY Conduct Increasing Number of Raids
Police in Western New York have busy with quite a few raids in 2021 to help get guns off the streets.
Police in Niagara Falls made a massive seizure of guns, including many 'ghost' guns. They also found ammo and cocaine. According to WIVB, the items were found during a raid on a home on 78th Street in Niagara Falls. The seizure happened on the morning of Monday, April 5, 2021.
Officers with the Buffalo Police Department announced a huge drug bust on March 25. According to WIVB, seven people were arrested in the bust. Agents seized 200 pounds of marijuana, 12 pounds of cocaine and almost $1 million in cash. Officers also found seven handguns, two shotguns and an assault rifle.
In January, officers with the Buffalo Police Department seized guns and ammunition from a home on Bailey Avenue. A 28-year-old man was arrested after three handguns were found inside the home, according to WKBW. Police also found ammo in the house. Buffalo resident, Jesse Buchanan, was arrested in the raid. He is a convicted felon, according to police. Buchanan is facing a charge of criminal possession of a weapon.
Several police agencies in Western New York executed “Operation Crazy Ivan” in January. According to WKBW the raid in Jamestown netted more than 50 guns, over 100,000 rounds of ammunition, marijuana, cocaine and cash.