A wave of violence hit Buffalo, New York, as a shooting occurred on Thursday morning on Interstate 190 near the Peace Bridge, leaving one dead and two injured, according to local officials.
The incident unfolded around 11:11 a.m., when multiple shots were fired from one vehicle at another as both were traveling south on I-190. The details were provided by Major Eugene Staniszewski of the New York State Police during a press conference held Thursday afternoon.
The three individuals who were shot were aboard a Buffalo Sewer Authority vehicle, and all were employees of the sewer authority. Preliminary police investigation indicated the shots were fired from a late model, dark-colored Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Emergency responders rushed to the scene to provide medical aid, yet one of the victims had suffered fatal wounds. The other two were transported to a nearby medical center, one in serious condition and the other with non-life-threatening injuries, Staniszewski stated.
Investigation underway with unclear motive
The police are working on several leads but have not identified a clear motive for the shooting, Staniszewski added, mentioning that there’s no information suggesting an ongoing threat to the community.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown voiced his sorrow over another violent day in the city, recalling the mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket last year that claimed 10 lives.
Call for public collaboration
This time, the ordeal was particularly distressing for the employees of the Buffalo Sewer Authority, seeing three of their coworkers shot in broad daylight while on duty.
Brown shared that he met with about 150 employees of the sewer authority on Thursday “to show our concern, our heartbreak, our outrage, for what happened to their coworkers.”
Staniszewski urged anyone with relevant information about the shooting, including dash cam footage, to contact the police to assist in the ongoing investigation.
With information from CBS News