Three shot in drive-by on Buffalo's East Side

Mar 6, 2017

Three young men were shot in a drive-by Monday afternoon at Genesee Street and Eller Avenue.

The shooting happened just after 1 p.m. A police spokesman says the incident "appears targeted in nature."

One person was injured so badly that police took him to a hospital in a patrol car, leaving a blood trail on the sidewalk along Genesee. He is in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center.

Several shell casings were left at the site of the shooting at Genesee and Eller.
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Thomas was repairing a building just down the block. He says the shooting happened quickly, with multiple shots fired from a handgun and several bullet casings lying at the corner afterward. He adds the car then pulled away and went up Genesee and onto another side street.

"Car pulls around the corner and shoots five kids. Three of them get wounded, one of them serious," Thomas said.

All three men were taken to ECMC. The individual listed in critical condition is 24 years old. The other two men are 18 and 19 years old. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the city's confidential tipline at 847-2255.