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Amherst police investigating reports of shots fired in an Eggertsville neighborhood

Posted at 3:59 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 15:59:06-04

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — Amherst police say they are investigating the report of shots fired.

According to a report, police received several calls of “shots fired” in an Eggertsville neighborhood just after midnight September 15.

Officers who responded were flagged down by a resident who said that he and two of his friends were shot at by an unknown suspect who was described as a black male about 6' tall and weighed approximately 150 pounds wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a gaiter style mask, according to police.

No one was shot and the suspect allegedly fled the scene in a white or silver SUV with gold plates.

Officials say detectives recovered two bullets and shell casings from the scene and it is not believed this was a random attack.

Police continue to investigate, anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call (716) 689-1311.