Multiple Shootings Leave Many in Buffalo Reeling
Officers and Detectives from the Buffalo Police Department have their work cut out for them after a number of recent violent events leave many scratching their heads.
The Buffalo News is reporting on a string of violent events that occurred over the weekend in Buffalo.
35-Year-Old Buffalo Man Stabbed to Death
On the morning of Saturday, May 15th, officers responded to a call on Ashely Street in the Lovejoy neighborhood in BUffalo where they found Tomas Sanchez who had been stabbed in the groin and stomach. Mr. Sanchez was transported to the Erie County Medical Center for treatment where he later died from his injuries.
Officials reported that Mikel Ayala and Troy Holman were arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder.
3 People Shot on Sumner Place
Later in the day on Saturday, 3 unidentified people were shot on Sumner Place in Buffalo's Schiller Park neighborhood. The 3 men who were shot were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
48-Year-Old Man Shot Dead
Just a few hours later, in the early hours on Sunday, May 16th, Buffalo Police officers found Thomas Martin, a 48-year-old Buffalo man, on Grimes Street with multiple gunshot wounds. He was unresponsive and pronounced dead.
31-Year-Old Man Shot on Wyoming Street
In the mid-afternoon hours on Sunday, an unidentified 31-year-old Buffalo man was shot three times on Wyoming Street in Buffalo's Grider neighborhood. No other information was available regarding the incident.
Another Man Shot In The Leg
In the late afternoon on Monday, May 17th, a 24-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his leg while he was on Roehrer Avenue, near Woodlawn Avenue. He received treatment for the injury at the Erie County Medical Center after arriving in a private vehicle.
Shootings in Buffalo Up Exponentially in 2021
There have been more than 100 people who have been killed or injured by firearms in Buffalo since the start of 2021. There have been 33 homicides so far this year.
Police detectives are actively seeking details to help solve these shootings. If you know anything, they really could use your help. Please call or text the Buffalo Police confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255.