Updated 05/15/2012 05:35 PM
Shooting on Brinkman Avenue
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — One person was shot on Brinkman Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, and a second person was possibly grazed by a bullet.
According to officials at Rural/Metro, a 23-year-old man was taken to ECMC in serious condition after being shot in the chest.
A second victim was reportedly driven to the hospital by someone in the area. Police say that person may have been grazed by bullet, but at this time we don't know the severity of that person's injuries
Murray Holman from Stop the Violence Coalition says he happened to be in the area at the time of the shooting.
"Someone pulled me over and said there was a body laying on the street on Brinkman. I turned around, was first on the scene,” Holman said. “I seen the ambulance taking him to the hospital so I hope he's doing well. I think he was hit like twice or so.”
Police aren't releasing any information at this time on the alleged shooter, but this is the third shooting in the past 72 hours.
Sunday morning, two people were shot on Minnesota Avenue. Twenty-three-year-old Samantha Cothran died as a result of that shooting.
Also, on Saturday night, five people were shot in MLK Park.
There will two vigils over the next 24 hours for the victims of the two shooting this past weekend. Tuesday night there will be a vigil at 8:30 on Minnesota Avenue, where that shooting took place. Wednesday at 4 p.m. there will be a second vigil at MLK Park for the five victims of that shooting.
Anyone with information on any of these shootings should call or text the Buffalo Police Confidential TIPCALL line at (716) 847-2255.