BUFFALO, NY — Buffalo Police are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred on the 200 block of Carl Street on Saturday.
According to Buffalo Police spokesman Michael DeGeorge, a 20-year-old man has died and four others were injured in a shooting that began with a street fight or argument involving a number of people. Police say the individuals were shot by shotgun pellets, commonly known as bird shots.
"Injuries that result from being shot with those are quite catastrophic and as we saw here resulted in one person being dead and four others injured," said Buffalo Police Lt. Jeff Rinaldo.
Two of the individuals were struck in the hand, according to police. Some of the injured were taken to the Erie County Medical Center and have already been released.
On Sunday, DeGeorge gave an update on the condition of the shooting victims.
A 22-year-old Buffalo male is listed in good condition at ECMC.
A 40-year-old Buffalo male was treated and released from ECMC. A female teenager has also treated and released. .
A 52-year-old Buffalo male was treated at the scene yesterday.
The incident happened shortly after noon Saturday.
Carl Street between East Delavan and Northland is closed to traffic at this time as police continue to investigate.
Peacemakers took some time from a neighborhood event in MLK Park, against violence, to talk to people on Carl Street, trying to calm them down. Police plan to be here throughout the night.
"Emotions run high — people are concern for their loved ones. You wanna maintain control of the scene and prevent any flair ups of other potential violence," Buffalo Police Lt. Jeff Rinaldo told 2 On Your Side.
Police are investigating whether there was a second weapon used. Peacemakers Pastor James Giles tells us that the 20-year-old man who was killed used to be in the Peacemakers program.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown released the following statement late Saturday night on the shooting.
"Senseless acts of violence, like the shooting on Carl Street today, are intolerable. We need the assistance of the public to bring to justice those responsible for this heinous act, which I condemn. My prayers are with all of the families affected by this tragedy."