Five Shot, Two Critically Injured After MLK Park Shooting | News
BUFFALO, NY - Police and Homicide Detectives are on the scene of a multiple shooting that took place at MLK Park around 8:30pm.
According to police, a total of 5 people have been shot. All of the victims have been taken to ECMC, two are listed in critical condition.
Four of the victims are males and one is female. They are all belived to be in their 20's,
Police say the suspect walked up to Shelter #4 and opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon.
The suspect then headed south on Myers Street and is still on the loose. Police describe the suspect as a black male, about 5'11 with a dark or black hooded sweat shirt and light colored jeans.
Deborah Smith was upset as she spoke with reporters today because her eigth year old granddaughter was in the park at the time of the shooting. Samuel Herbert, who has helped lead efforts to develop the park, is also frustrated because this could impact interest and attendance at the park. He is calling on the community to attend the Juneteenth Festival and Father's Day Weekend on June 16th and 17th. You can see their comments in the attached story.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255 or Text a Tip at (716)847-2255 or e-mail the department at www.bpdny.org.