BUFFALO, NY: Two young men were killed in a hail of gunfire while sitting in a parked car on Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo police said.
“One of the victims from last night’s homicide suffered 11 gunshot wounds and was still able to get out of the car and ask for help,” a police source said.
A passer-by drove Norman Fullenweider, 19, of Buffalo to Erie County Medical Center, where he died Saturday, police said.
Jermaine Moss, 21, of Buffalo was found dead in the parked car.
The killings marked the third and fourth homicides in nine days related to conflicts among street gangs, police said. The names of the victims were released late Saturday.
What is known is that Fullenweider and Moss were parked in a car in the 1200 block of Fillmore Avenue and one or more gunmen opened fire on them at about 6:10 p.m., police said.
“We believe they are gang members and this was gang-related,” a second police source said.
“They were sitting in a Pontiac Grand Am when they were shot. One of them died at the scene and the other, who suffered multiple gunshots, died later.”
A week ago Thursday, 29-year-old Jonathan Jones was killed in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood.
Police arrested 15-year-old Avonte Works on Monday and charged him with second-degree murder for that killing.
Police said the teen shot Jones at 8:15 p.m. Oct. 22 in a parking lot in an area of Fillmore Avenue and Peckham Street.
Works’ family and acquaintances said he was defending himself against area gang members who were attacking him.
Authorities continue to investigate the killing, but have confirmed the incident was gang-related.
Last Monday afternoon, Joseph Daniels, 18, was shot at Broadway and Woltz. He was later pronounced dead at ECMC. A second person shot with Daniels was later released from the hospital. Police are still looking for that killer.
As for the latest shooting, homicide detectives continue to search for the killer or killers. Anyone with information can call the police confidential tip line at 847-2255.