Shooting in Buffalo’s JFK Park leaves four injured


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Four people were shot Wednesday evening at JFK Park on the 100 block of Hickory Street in Buffalo.

Buffalo Police say a man entered the park and opened fire.

Two juveniles and two adults were shot, according to BPD.

They were taken to local hospitals. There’s no word on if the shooter has been caught.

A 21-year-old Buffalo man is in serious condition, while two Buffalo boys, 14 and 8, are in stable condition.

Police say the other Buffalo man, a 24-year-old, is also in stable condition.

Buffalo Police Deputy Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia told News 4 it appears a dice game was going on, and vehicle pulled up and someone fired shots.

Gramaglia also said there may have been multiple shooters.

He says the eight and 14-year-old were on the court playing basketball and were not involved in any way.

According to Gramaglia, police are looking to identify who was involved in the dice game, but he says no one has come forward.

Police tell us the eight-year-old was grazed in the ear, while the 14-year-old was shot in the chest. Both were treated and released from Children’s Hospital.

The 24-year-old was dropped off at Children’s Hospital. He was shot in the leg, and has since been treated and released.

According to Gramaglia, the 21-year-old was dropped off at ECMC and was shot in the back. He underwent surgery and is still in the hospital in serious condition.

Patrick Ryan is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2020. See more of his work here.

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