BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo mayor Byron Brown says police have a person in custody who they believe is connected to Monday’s shooting that left four people injured, including a 3-year-old who was shot in the head.
“I want to thank the members of the community for the tips and information that have come in that led to us having this individual in custody,” said Mayor Brown who would not release the person’s name or what charges are pending until the person is arraigned. That arraignment is expected to occur in Buffalo City Court on Thursday morning.
“A three year old child was shot in the head for doing nothing more than watching fireworks with his family and the community responded. The number of tips and phone calls, cooperation was outstanding and it allowed us as an example to show that when the community and police work together we can bring people to justice who are responsible for these crimes.”
Police also say they were assisted by the Safe Cam technology which enlists home and business owners to register their surveillance cameras with Buffalo Police.
“Every day, people put cameras up. They purchase doorbell cameras and things and we ask them to register those cameras because you never know what your camera might capture, and it doesn’t matter that your camera’s not at the scene of the crime. It could capture somebody coming to, leaving from the scene.”
Buffalo police officials provided an update in connection with the shooting on Thursday afternoon; you can watch the press conference in the video player above. Brown credited the community for helping provide information in the case.
The shooting took place on Donovan Drive in Buffalo. According to police, a large group was gathered outside in the courtyard area watching fireworks when the shooting began.
Two of the adult victims, who were identified as 27- and 28-year-old Buffalo men, were listed in stable condition at ECMC. The 3-year-old child was in critical condition at Oishei Children’s Hospital.
The fourth victim, a 28-year-old Buffalo man who was grazed in the foot by gunfire, was treated and released.
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