Arrests made in University Station shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — NFTA Transit Police say arrests have been made in relation to the Dec. 16 shooting at the Buffalo Metro Rail University Station.

On that night around 11:20 p.m., the victim was shot in the arm while waiting for a train. Authorities say the victim’s right arm, elbow and mid-torso were seriously injured. They are at ECMC in stable condition.

On Thursday, police announced the arrests of Arkeil Gaskin, 18, and Allen Jackson, 17. Gaskin was accused of committing the shooting.


Search warrants were executed on Kermit St. and E. Ferry St. Thursday morning, where authorities say evidence related to the investigation was found.

Gaskin was charged with attempted homicide, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. NFTA police say Jackson had been charged with false personation and had an active bench warrant for criminal trespassing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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