Violence Continues with East Side Shooting

May 15, 2012 Updated May 15, 2012 at 6:18 PM EDT

By Allen Leight

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May 15, 2012 Updated May 15, 2012 at 6:18 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The deadly violence from weekend continues after police say a man was shot on Brinkman Avenue just before 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Eyewitnesses say the victim was shot twice, and police tell Eyewitness News that the male was taken to ECMC with serious injuries.

They also say a second victim may have been grazed by a bullet.

Tuesday's shooting is just the latest in a string of gun violence over the past few days.

Five people were shot Saturday night inside MLK park. One victim remains in critical condition as a result. Then early Sunday morning, 23-year-old Samantha Cothran was shot and killed leaving a birthday party on Minnesota Avenue.

Residents and community leaders are fed up.

"Summer is coming, we've got gangs all over the city that are going to be retaliating for people being hit in winter time. So we've got to look at this situation differently...clergy need to be out [and] help the Buffalo Police Department solve some these homicides," says Murray Holman, Chairman of the Stop the Violence Coalition.

Holman says his group will be a part of a prayer vigil Tuesday night on Minnesota Avenue for 23-year-old Samantha Cothran.

Police are still searching for the suspects in all three shootings and are asking anyone with information to call or text a tip to the Buffalo Police Confidential Tipline.

That number is (716) 847-2255.