Names of double shooting victims released

Posted at 12:19 PM, Dec 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 12:19:32-05

Police have identified the two people who were shot Sunday night when a person burst through the door of their Purdy Street home and started shooting.

Antwaine Vance, 42, was declared dead at the scene. Dominique Jackson, 24, is listed in stable condition at ECMC.

Police say the pair was specifically targeted.

Shortly after the shooting, a car crashed through a guardrail on Humboldt Parkway and landed on Rt. 33 West below. Police believe the two incidents may be connected.

Rt. 33 West was shut down while crews took photos of the scene and cleared debris from the roadway.

Police took one person into custody and recovered a weapon.

The crash of the vehicle has also sparked new calls for safety investigations along Rt.33 that splits Humboldt Parkway.

Common Council President Darius Pridgen tells 7 Eyewitness News he is putting together a resolution asking the NYS Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to conduct a safety investigation to determine if the barriers are appropriate for the 21st century.

NYS Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes said she is continuing to ask NYSDOT to finish an environmental study that looks at the impact of covering the lowered areas of the Kensington with a tunnel.

This is not the first time there was a serious incident involving the guardrails along Humboldt Parkway. In 2014, Kevin Wayne Brown, 47, was killed when his car also crashed over the guardrails. It fell down onto the expressway where it burst into flames.

The mother of Brown's two children spoke to reporter Ed Reilly and said she is speaking out  and calling for changes before someone else is killed.

"Those barriers are faulty, they are fragile, pedestrians are not safe," commented Shannon Waddell-Brown.

The NYSDOT said it cannot comment on the issues until it has had time to review the full Buffalo Police report.




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