BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Buffalo Police were called to the scene of a shooting at the 200 block of Carl Street Saturday afternoon.
Police say a street fight or some type of argument involving a group of people led to shots being fired just after 12 pm.
Buffalo resident Cornelius Caddele, 20, was shot multiple times by shotgun pellets. He died a short time later.
Buffalo Peacemakers say a vigil for Caddele will be held on Carl St. at 6 p.m. Monday.
There were at least four others shot, including a 22-year-old man, 40 year-old man, 52-year-old man and a teenage girl shot by stray pellets. Two of the victims were struck in the hand.
Buffalo police say the 22-year-old is listed in good condition at ECMC. The 40-year-old and teenager were treated and released from the hospital, while the 52-year-old was treated at the scene.
“Detectives are collecting evidence from the scene as well as from people who were taken to the hospital,” said Lt. Rinaldo. “There are quite a few statements that are being taken from witnesses that were on the scene as well as the people directly involved and police are attempting to identify a person of interest.”
Police cleared the scene after investigating for nearly six hours. They will continue to be vigilant in the area to keep the neighborhood safe.
A family member of the 20 year-old victim told News 4 the violence needs to stop.
“The war has got to stop, we got to come together in unity about something because this is not the answer. It’s got to be something, that boy was 20 years-old,” said Mae Bynuo, great aunt to the victim.
Another neighbor in the area said the neighborhood is getting worse. She said the shooting happened just hours before a 4 year-old’s birthday party on the same street.
“I’m just coming up here for a kids birthday party and next thing i know it’s a homicide I’m walking into, it’s sad, it happened in the broad daylight, kids in the bounce house you know. I just wish the shootings and killings would stop,” said Nia Hughes.
Police have not yet made any arrests.
Mayor Byron Brown sent a statement about the shooting offering his condolences:
“Senseless acts of violence, like the shooting on Carl Street today, are intolerable. We need the assistance of the public to bring to justice those responsible for this heinous act, which I condemn. My prayers are with all of the families affected by this tragedy. ”
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