BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to arrests in five recent cases involving violence in the city. In each shooting, the victims who were shot were not the intended target.
- June 3, 2016: Dalen Smith was shot and killed at the corner of French and Fillmore.
- June 29, 2016: 11-year-old Juan Rodriquez was shot on Humason Avenue. He is still recovering from his injuries.
- July 25, 2016: Christina Banks was shot and killed while sitting in her home on Vermont Street. A stray round came through her window.
- August 20, 2016: Shakila Cottrell was shot and killed while attending a block party on Shumway Street.
- August 25, 2016: 8-year-old Donnell Bibbes was shot in the head while sitting in a car on South Division Street. He's still in the hospital.
Anyone with information should call the Buffalo Police Confidential Tipline at (716) 847-2255.