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Man shoots at group of women and ex-girlfriend

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Dec 23, 2014
and last updated 2015-12-18 16:51:22-05

Niagara Falls Police are searching for a man who allegedly opened fire on a group of women because police say his ex-girlfriend was among them.

Detectives began investigating at 8:30 p.m. Monday when shots were fired at 17th and Whitney, but officers only found several spent casings on the ground. A short time later, a 25-year-old woman came to the ER at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center with a gunshot wound to her lower leg. The woman told officers she was with several other women in a car when gunshots rang out and she was hit.

Further investigation led police to Jimmie Caldwell. Authorities say the 28-year-old Niagara Falls man opened fire on the women because his ex-girlfriend was in the group.

He is currently being sought on a warrant for second degree assault, second degree criminal possession of a firearm and first degree reckless endangerment. He also has outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended license, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of stolen property.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 716-286-4711.

The woman who was shot was treated and released from the hospital.