Jamestown Police investigating 4th shooting in two days

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JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police in Jamestown are concerned, following four separate shootings in just two days.

Police have not made any arrests in the shootings that began Thursday morning.

The latest shooting happened Friday evening around 8 p.m. Police tell News 4 it happened in the area of Lakeview and Euclid Avenue. Police say someone fired shots hitting an innocent car driving by and a house. No injures were reported.

We also know another shooting happened just before 3 p.m. Friday on East 4th Street. Witnesses told police a suspect in a dark ski mask went into an apartment building and started shooting. No injuries were reported in that shooting.

Another shooting happened just after 1 p.m. Friday near Falconer and Thayer Streets. Witnesses told police two men in black winter coats started shooting at a car driving by. No one was injured.

The first shooting happened early Thursday morning on Main Street. A man was shot and killed and two others were injured.

Police are investigating if the shootings are retaliation shootings. They say this is very unusual for the area.

Jamestown Police say they are working with multiple agencies to investigate the shootings, including New York State Police.

Captain Robert Samuelson, Jamestown Police Department, said “We do know that they are targeted shootings, based on some of the information that we have. But we are just not sure of the motive – we just haven’t confirmed the motive at this point, but we are fairly confident that these are targeted shootings, these are not random acts of violence.”

Call the Jamestown police confidential tip line at 483-8477 if you see any suspicious activity or can help them find the person or people responsible.

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