LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man has been arrested in connection to a shooting at a Wendy’s in Lockport on Monday night, according to the New York State Police.
At approximately 7:40 p.m., Troopers responded to a call about a shooting at the Wendy’s located on South Transit Road. A preliminary investigation revealed that a “group” of people were in the parking lot when Jerry Torres, Jr. 25, drew a gun and shot someone there before fleeing the scene, according to police. He is charged with one count of assault and one count of criminal possession of a weapon after he turned himself in on Tuesday.
The victim, who was identified as a 24-year-old, was transported to ECMC by ambulance to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries after the victim was shot in the leg.
NYSP is actively investigating the incident, and noted that it was an “isolated incident.”
The weapon from the scene has been recovered, police say.
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