BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Hours after a shooting near Route 33 on Oakmont Avenue left one teen dead and three other teens injured Tuesday afternoon, a 17-year-old boy was gunned down on Shirley Avenue, about a mile away. Hours later, in a separate shooting, two 17-year-old boys were struck by gunfire on Shirley Avenue.
People know who he is, he knows what he did. – Buffalo Mayor Brown
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown spoke about the shootings Wednesday morning. He said that members of the community know who the shooter was on Oakmont Ave. and urged them to come forward. He also urged the alleged shooter to turn himself in to authorities.
“We know that there are a large number of people who potentially witnessed that event and in fact we know that there are people in the community that know exactly who that shooter is. We’re asking for more people to come forward so we can get that individual off the streets of the city. In fact, we are asking that individual to turn himself in. People know who he is, he knows what he did. We’re asking that individual to turn himself in,” Mayor Brown said during a press conference Wednesday.
The first shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. along the footbridge on Oakmont Avenue, near Roosevelt Park and Route 33. Police say a a fight between two individuals escalated, and one of them fired shots into a crowd, hitting four male teens. Raymond Patterson, III, 14, was killed. The three other teens were treated and released from area hospitals.
The victims were not involved in the fight which led to the shooting on Oakmont Ave.
The shooting on Shirley Avenue happened around 10:30 p.m. Ronnie Scott of Buffalo later died from his injuries. The other teen, Diamond Allen, was shot in the leg. He was treated and released from the hospital. In this case, police say the victims and shooter knew one another.
Anyone with information on either shooting should call the Buffalo Police Confidential TIPCALL line at 847-2255.