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Rash of violence in Buffalo continues with another shooting

Attack may have happened at Tower and Langfield
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Posted at 9:23 PM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 23:38:38-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — Buffalo police are investigating another shooting.

Officers say a man arrived at ECMC just after 6pm on Sunday in a private vehicle after suffering a gunshot wound.

Police are investigating if the shooting happened in the area of Tower Street and Langfield Drive.

The injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

There have now been a total of 15 reported shootings since last Saturday here in Buffalo.

21 people have either been injured or killed during that time.

Pastor Darius Pridgen spoke about the string of violence in Buffalo at his True Bethel Baptist service, Sunday Morning.

“We really have the perfect storm for this to happen right now,” said Pridgen.

He says a wave violence is happening all across the country, including Buffalo. A captain with the Buffalo Police says the same thing.

“Our call volume is way up from what we’ve seen during the last three months with COVID-19,” said Captain Jeff Rinaldo.

Pridgen calls this a perfect storm because of COVID-19 restrictions and nice weather.

“People are now creating their own venues of entertainment,” added Pridgen.

That's exactly what happened Saturday night. Police say, a woman was shot and then run over at a large gathering. BPD is keeping an eye out for similar gatherings.

“We've identified a number of locations that have problematic in the last few weeks,” added Rinaldo.

While Prigen spoke about the violence at his service Sunday morning, he hopes people with an even more powerful voice will speak up.

“These conversations, whether they come from a politician or a preacher, they don't mean as much as when they come from an aunt or an uncle, or a mother or a father. Who make suggestions, or say, I don't want you to go out tonight, I don't want you to be in that crowd, I don't want you to be in that area,” said Pridgen.​

Anyone with information on any of these shootings is asked to call or text the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255.