On Thursday around 2:43 a.m., Town of Niagara Police officer Dobmeier heard the sound of exchanging gun fire coming from the area of the Power City Lodge on Delaware Avenue where there was a large party going on. As Dobmeier was approaching the scene, he observed a Cadillac SUV leaving the scene at a high rate of speed.
The vehicle was pursued northbound on Hyde Park Boulevard and eventually stopped briefly in the parking lot of Our Lady of Peace in Lewiston, where a male party was “dumped” from the vehicle, indicating he had been shot. The vehicle then sped away while officers began rendering aid to the victim.
The male subject was transported by assisting agency Lewiston Police to the Mount St. Mary’s Hospital emergency room, where he was treated and then transported to ECMC for additional treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.
Initial investigation at the scene found there was an apparent exchange of gunfire by multiple parties by multiple different firearms with over 14 round casings of different caliber’s recovered.
Town of Niagara Police were assisted in the investigation by Niagara Falls Police Department, Niagara County Sheriff’s Department, Lewiston Police Department and New York State Police.