Officials respond to park shootings

May 14, 2012

Buffalo police are hoping someone will come forward and identify the man who walked up to a birthday party Saturday night in Martin Luther King Park and fired multiple rounds into people leaving the party.

"One individual gunman is who we're looking for," Chief of Detectives Dennis Richards told WBFO and AM970 News.

Mayor Brown spent part of Sunday at the park, trying to reassure the public that the case will be solved swiftly.

"It certainly is a cowardly act," Richards said, noting the incident occurred the day before Mother's Day.

"Mothers and grandmothers and aunts and people's lives are forever marred."

The five victims have not been identified, though two men are in critical condition and two men and one woman are in stable condition.