Buffalo Police announce arrest in Allentown shooting

Posted at 8:54 AM, May 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-06 17:33:43-04

Buffalo Police announced an arrest has been made in connection with a shooting that took place early Saturday morning in Allentown.

Detectives have announced the arrest of 36-year-old Peter Pena of Buffalo and charged him with two counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police say around 3:30 a.m. a 26-year-old Hamburg male was struck in the leg by gunfire near Allen and College Streets.

Police also say a 21-year-old Depew female suffered a superficial wound to the hand after being grazed by gunfire.

The 21-year-old female was treated and released from ECMC.

The 26-year-old male was listed in fair condition at ECMC.

Detectives believe the two victims were not the intended targets; they are investigating if the suspect and another male were engaged in a dispute when the suspect pulled out and fired his gun. 

Buffalo Police say the presence of a police detail assigned to Allentown and other routine patrol vehicles in the area led to an arrest and recovery of a weapon within minutes of the incident.

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