One person was shot Tuesday afternoon outside a Dollar General store in Cheektowaga and one suspect has been arrested, Cheektowaga police said.
One person was shot in the shoulder shortly before 3 p.m. at the store on Union Road, near French Road, according to police radio transmissions. The suspect was reportedly seen running down Gardenville Parkway West before being taken into custody, according to police dispatch.
The suspect was reportedly wearing camouflage and body armor when apprehended.
Police have recovered two long guns near the scene, according to radio transmissions.
Assistant Cheektowaga Police Chief James Speyer said at a 4 p.m. news conference that police have blocked off traffic on Union Road between French road and Gardenville Parkway as the Erie County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad checks the suspect’s vehicle for explosives. He said a canine trained to detect explosives alerted on the vehicle, which is parked in the Dollar General parking lot.
“The public needs to just stay away from the area,” Speyer said.
Some businesses in the area were asked to shelter in place as police conducted a search of the suspect’s vehicle.
One person was transported by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center. Speyer said the victim suffered what appears to be non-life-threatening injuries.
The identities of the suspect and the shooting victim have not been released by police. This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.