BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo Police responded to a shooting scene in the city Tuesday afternoon outside Myheeb's deli at Fillmore and Rodney Avenues.
Police say one man was shot, but a number of neighbors tell News 4 that two young men were shot and one was transported by ambulance to ECMC. Witnesses say the other shooting victim was driven away in an SUV.
One witness who contacted News 4 said he heard what sounded like firecrackers and he and others dropped to the ground for safety. He quickly left the area, believing his life may be in danger.
While authorities say injuries from the shooting do not appear to be life threatening, the incident marks another violent day in a span of recent shootings in the Queen City.
Sixteen-year-old Kelmyne Jones was shot and killed on Northland Avenue Saturday afternoon in an altercation involving as many as a dozen young people. No one has been arrested so far.
Just a few hours later, 23-year-old Ronald Jones was mortally wounded on Norway Park. Police say Jones was driven by car to ECMC, where he later died.
Then Tuesday morning, a young man's body was discovered on a porch in the Langfield-Kenfield Homes on Sun Street. Initial reports indicate the man in his early 20s was shot to death.
And the corner of Fillmore and Rodney, where this latest shooting occurred, has seen more than its share of gun violence. Back in 2006, the owner of Myheeb's deli, Mike Myheeb, was shot to death during a robbery. Two teenagers were charged with Myheeb's murder.
Just last April, 22-year-old Matthew Smith was shot to death at a house next to the deli. His killer is still at large.
Police have not released the names of the victims from this latest shooting.
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