BUFFALO, N.Y. — An already violent week in Buffalo got worse early Sunday morning with two more shootings in the city, one of them deadly.
Police say the deadly shooting happened at a large block party on Koons Avenue around 12:45 a.m. Two women were shot near the intersection with Walden, and possibly hit by a car.
A 21-year-old Buffalo woman was declared dead at Erie County Medical Center. The other woman, 22-year-old from Niagara Falls, has been released from a hospital.
Detectives say they found a gun near the scene, but they're still looking for the killer.
It's a concerning trend for police with a dozen shootings in Buffalo during the last eight days that have killed or hurt almost 20 people.
"We have definitely seen an uptick in our shootings in the past month," Buffalo Police Captain Jeff Rinaldo said. "It's the same problem that we've seen going on in most of the cities across the U.S. It is kind of hard at this point to figure out what is causing it, but we have definitely seen an increase in shootings."
A second shooting that happened just before midnight near Humboldt and Bailey is also under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Buffalo Police Department's confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255.