BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW/ release )Buffalo police have arrested an individual in connection with an early morning shooting incident that left New Year's eve revelers scattering in the streets.
Police arrested 18 year old Tevin A. Morrow of Buffalo and charged him with Assault and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
Police say shortly after 1a.m., while at Pearl Street and West Chippewa, two males were struck in the ankle area after it appears Morrow discharged his weapon, and the bullets ricocheted off the pavement and then struck the two individuals.
Morrow then fled on foot.
With additional officers on duty and extra security details in place, Morrow was quickly apprehended in the 100 block of South Elmwood Avenue. Police also recovered the apparent weapon that was used.
Lieutenant Mary Hanley, Officer Kathleen Paul and NFTA Officers John Popp and Rick Russo all assisted in the arrest.
Eyewitness News cameras were at the scene of the first incident shortly after 1a.m. at the corner of Pearl and West Huron Streets, where those involved were treated by EMS and Police.
Those victims include a 26 year old Boston, New York man who was taken to ECMC where he is still being treated as of this posting.
A 34 year old Orchard Park man has been treated and released from ECMC.
The identities of those struck have not been released.
Buffalo police are investigating another incident that occurred just after 2:15a.m. in the vicinity of Main Street-Washington Street and Chippewa.
An 18 year old Buffalo man tells
Buffalo police he was walking in the area, when he saw people fighting, then heard a shot fired and then realized he was struck.
He was transported to ECMC where he was treated and released.
Police say they have identified a person of interest in the case.