CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Cheektowaga police are investigating a shooting outside of Pharaoh’s Gentlemen’s Club Monday.
According to police, around 4 a.m. two males known to each other were leaving Pharaoh’s and got into separate vehicles. As they entered their vehicles, two other men allegedly ran up to them and demanded property and cash. One of the suspects was allegedly armed with a handgun and shot one of the victims, a 38-year-old man, in the arm while he was in his car.
Police said the two victims then exited their vehicles and the suspects allegedly chased them. The victims fell to the ground while running and cash and jewelry were allegedly taken at that time. At least one more shot was fired but it did not hit anyone and the 38-year-old victim was taken to ECMC to be treated for what appears to be a non-life-threatening injury.
Cheektowaga police said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged call Det. Griffin at 716-686-3979
Roads in the area were closed for a period of time and Erie 1 BOCES announced around 6:30 a.m. there would be no AM classes at the Harkness Center as police investigated the shooting. Around 9 a.m. it was announced the Harkness Center reopened for PM classes.